HMS Amphion (1846)
|Laid down:||15 April 1840|
|Launched:||14 January 1846|
|Commissioned:||13 May 1847|
|Renamed:||Ordered as HMS Ambuscade, renamed HMS Amphion on 31 March 1831|
|Fate:||Sold for breaking up on 12 October 1863|
|General characteristics as built|
|Class and type:||36-gun frigate|
|Tons burthen:||1474 bm|
|Length:||177 ft (53.9 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||43 ft 2 in (13.2 m)|
|Draught:||19 ft 2 in (5.8 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
|Speed:||6.75 knots (12.5 km/h)|
Design and construction
Amphion was initially planned and ordered from Woolwich Dockyard as HMS Ambuscade on 13 May 1828, but was renamed on 31 March 1831. She was laid down on 15 April 1840, but on 18 June 1844 she was reordered as a screw propelled frigate, to a design by White. She was duly launched on 14 January 1846, and commissioned on 13 May 1847. Her engines and machinery were provided by Miller, Ravenhill & Co, to a design by John Ericsson. Amphion had cost £36,115 for her hull, with a further £16,673 spent on buying and fitting the machinery, which was installed at the East India Docks. A further £22,794 was spent on fitting her for sea, which was carried out at Sheerness. She was reduced to 30 guns in 1848, but had been restored to 36 guns in 1856. The space taken up by the machinery was found to considerably restrict the amount available to store provisions and munitions.
She was sold to Williams on 12 October 1863 to be broken up.
||This article includes a list of references, related reading or external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. (January 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Lyon, David and Winfield, Rif, The Sail and Steam Navy List, All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815-1889, pub Chatham, 2004, ISBN 1-86176-032-9