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hms Boscawen

Victorian Training ship




HMS Boscawen is Launched

Apr 03, 1844

HMS Boscawen is launched

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Location: Britain



Morrell joins HMS Boscawen

Mar 21, 1851

Commander Morrell joins HMS Boscawen under Captain Richards. HMS Boscawen is then the guard ship at Chatham.

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Location: Chatham



Glanville is Given HMS Boscawen

Nov 25, 1853

HMS Boscawen is given to Captain William Fanshawe Glanville. She is to serve as the flagship of Rear-Admiral Arthur Fanshawe in North America and West Indies station. She then goes on to serve under them in the Baltic during the Crimean War

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Location: North America



Burgoyne Transfers to HMS Waterloo

Mar 20, 1854

Lieutenant Burgoyne transfers to HMS Waterloo from HMS Boscawen

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Location: Baltic



Powell is Given HMS Boscawen

May 01, 1857

Captain Powell is given command of HMS Boscawen. This ship was at the Cape of Good Hope as the flagship of Rear-Admiral Frederick William Grey

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Location: Southern Africa



HMS Boscawen is Paid Off

Sep 1860

HMS Boscawen is paid off

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Location: Britain



HMS Boscawen Becomes a Training Ship

Mar 05, 1862

HMS Boscawen becomes a training ship in Southampton Water under Commander Frederick Strode

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Location: Portsmouth



HMS Boscawen Goes to Portland

1867

The training ship HMS Boscawen is moved from Southampton Water to Portland Harbour near Weymouth

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Location: Weymouth



Court Martial

Jan 26, 1871

A steward from the Training Ship HMS Boscawen is court martialled for stealing from the ship by ordering too much meat and then selling the excess. He claimed that the extra money was to go into a fund for the boys under training.

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HMS Boscawen to Move

Sep 02, 1873

The committee controlling the Training Ship Wellesley secures HMS Boscawen to replace their existing ship

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HMS Boscawen Becomes TS Wellesley

Nov 08, 1873

HMS Boscawen replaced the old Training Ship Wellesley and takes on her name. Boscawen herself is to be replaced at Portland by HMS Trafalgar, which would become the new HMS Boscawen and carry on her work training Boy Seamen for the Royal Navy

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Inspection of TS Wellesley

Sep 04, 1874

The admiralty conducts an inspection of the Training Ship Wellesley, now operating from its new vessel, formerly HMS Boscawen

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Location: South Shields



Lt. Deverill Given TS Wellesley

Dec 22, 1880

The second in command of HMS St. Vincent, Lieutenant Deverill, takes over command of the Training Ship Wellesley

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Location: South Shields



Lt. Baynham is Given TS Wellesley

Sep 17, 1891

Lieutenant Henry Baynham moves from the Training Ship conway to take command of the Training Ship Wellesley

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Collision With TS Wellesley

Oct 11, 1893

A steamer collides with the Training Ship Wellesley while coming into South Shields and does substantial damage to it

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Location: South Shields



Another Collision With TS Wellesley

Aug 04, 1905

A steamer outbound from South Shields collides with HMS Satellite and then the Training Ship Wellesley

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Location: South Shields



Yet Another Collision

Dec 29, 1913

There is yet another collision with the Training Ship Wellesley. A number of her deck planks were shifted, the hawsepipe was smashed, and the mooring-chains shifted.

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Location: South Shields



TS Wellesley Burns Down

Mar 11, 1914

A fire breaks out on the Training Ship Wellesley. The boys are evacuated and spend the rest of the Great War living in Tynemouth Palace

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Location: South Shields



TS Wellesley Moves to Tynemouth Palace

Mar 1914

The boys from the Training Ship Wellesley are moved into the Tynemouth Palace as temporary accommodation after the ship burned down

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Location: Tynemouth



Remains of TS Wellesley Sold

Jul 08, 1914

The remains of the Training Ship Wellesley are auctioned off by the Type Improvement Commission. The only thing left after are the mast and the copper from the bottom of the hull

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Location: South Shields