HMY Victoria and Albert II

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A painting of HMY Victoria and Albert II
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.

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 is the oldest steamship afloat.

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.