HMS Liverpool (1860)
HMS Liverpool at anchor
|Laid down:||14 November 1859|
|Launched:||30 October 1860|
|Fate:||Sold for breaking up 26 June 1875|
|Displacement:||3,915 long tons (3,978 t)|
|Length:||285 ft (86.9 m) o.a.|
|Beam:||50 ft 1.5 in (15.3 m)|
|Installed power:||1,935 ihp (1,443 kW)|
|Propulsion:||1 shaft, 1 Steam engine|
|Speed:||10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
HMS Liverpool was a fourth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy. She was ordered on 31 March 1855, but building did not commence until 14 November 1859 and she was launched at Devonport Dockyard on 30 October 1860, in the same year that the famous iron-hulled Warrior was launched.
She was re-commissioned, like previous ships of the same name on 8 May 1869 as flagship of a detached squadron known as the Special Flying Squadron. The squadron's mission was an early form of "flag waving" to display British naval power and prowess across the world. This squadron, known as the "flying squadron" consisted of HM ships Barrosa, Endymion, Liffey, Liverpool, Phoebe and Scylla. The squadron left Portsmouth on 18 July 1869 and circumnavigated the globe before returning home in November 1870, having sailed 53,000 miles. Liverpool was paid off into reserve in December of the year she returned. She was subsequently declared obsolete in 1872 and was sold for breaking up on 26 June 1875.
- "Various British Screw Frigates". Warship International. Toledo, OH: Naval Records Club. V (4): 323. 1968.
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