HMS Victor Emmanuel (1855)
|Name:||HMS Victor Emmanuel|
|Ordered:||4 April 1851|
|Laid down:||16 May 1853|
|Launched:||27 February 1855|
|Commissioned:||9 September 1858|
|Reclassified:||Hospital and receiving ship from 1873|
|Fate:||Sold in 1899|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Agamemnon-class ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||3,074 tons|
|Length:||230 ft (70 m) (gundeck)|
|Beam:||55 ft 4 in (16.87 m)|
|Depth of hold:||24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
Construction and commissioning
Victor Emmanuel was an Agamemnon-class ship of the line, a class originally designed as 80-gun sailing two-deckers. They were re-ordered as screw ships in 1849, and Victor Emmanuel was duly reclassified as a 91-gun ship on 26 March 1852. She was built and launched on 27 February 1855 under the name HMS Repulse, but was renamed Victor Emmanuel on 7 December 1855, in honour of Victor Emmanuel after he visited the ship. She cost a total of £158,086, with £87,597 spent on her hull, and a further £35,588 spent on her machinery.
She served in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, and off the African coast during the Anglo-Ashanti wars. She was assigned to Hong Kong to replace HMS Princess Charlotte and used as a hospital and receiving ship there from 1873. She was sold in 1899.
- Lavery, Ships of the Line, vol. 1, p. 187.
- Lyon & Winfield. The Sail and Steam Navy List. pp. Chap. 5, pp. 5–6.
- Loney. "mid-Victorian RN vessels - Victor Emmanuel".
- 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
- Victor Emmanuel's career
HMS Princess Charlotte
|Royal Navy receiving ship in Hong Kong