HMS Galatea (1859)
HMS Galatea pictured c.1868.
|Ordered:||9 April 1856|
Engines by John Penn & Son
|Laid down:||2 February 1857|
|Launched:||14 September 1859|
|Completed:||By February 1862|
|Fate:||Broken up in June 1883|
|Class & type:||Ariadne class 26-gun sixth rate screw frigate|
|Tons burthen:||3,227 bm|
|Length:||280 ft (85.3 m) (overall)
245 ft 8 in (74.9 m) (keel)
|Beam:||50 ft (15.2 m)|
|Depth of hold:||19 ft 4 in (5.89 m)|
2-cyl. horizontal single expansion
3,061 ihp = 11.796kts
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
HMS Galatea was an Ariadne class 26-gun sixth rate wooden screw frigate in the Royal Navy, launched in 1859 and broken up 1883. She was first assigned to the Channel Squadron and then from 1863 to 1865 to the North America and West Indies Station based in Bermuda and Halifax. While in Halifax, Galatea inspired a trio of dramatic paintings by ship portrait artist John O'Brien. In 1866, after a refit, she went on a world cruise, under the command of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
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