HMY Victoria and Albert II

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HMY Victoria and Albert II 1855 William Frederick Mitchell.jpg
A painting of HMY Victoria and Albert II by William Frederick Mitchell
History
Name: HMY Victoria and Albert II
Namesake: Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince Consort
Launched: 16 January 1855
Fate: Scrapped, c.1904
General characteristics
Type: Royal Yacht
Tonnage: 2470
Length: 360 ft (110 m)
Propulsion: Steam engine
Twin paddles
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 240

HMY Victoria and Albert II, a 360-foot (110 m) steamer launched 16 January 1855, was a royal yacht of the sovereign of the United Kingdom until 1900, owned and operated by the Royal Navy. Of 2,470 tons, the yacht could make 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) on her paddles. There were 240 crew.

Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Abdulaziz, emperor of the Ottoman Empire on the Royal yacht during the Sultan's official visit, 1867, by George Housman Thomas, depicting the Sultan's official visit to United Kingdom.

Career[edit]

The ship was used by Prince Arthur on the occasion of his visit to Heligoland in 1872.[1]

Victoria and Albert II was scrapped in about 1904.

El Horria was built to the same specifications for Isma'il Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt in 1865 and survives today, although much altered.

Notable commanding officers[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rüger, p68
  2. ^ The Navy List (1891), p. 264

References[edit]

  • Rüger, Jan (2017) Heligoland: Britain, Germany and the Struggle for the North Sea Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-967246-2.