hms Waterloo
hms Waterloo

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hms Waterloo

A wooden sailing warship that will later be renamed and become the second Training Ship Warspite




HMS Waterloo Launched

Jun 10, 1833

HMS Waterloo launched from Chatham Dockyard. She is a 1st rate sailing ship.

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Location: Chatham



HMS Waterloo Commissioned

Aug 05, 1851

HMS Waterloo begins her first commission at Sheerness. She was fitted out to be the flagship of Vice-Admiral James Whitley Deans Dundas in the Mediterranean, but this position was taken by HMS Britannia. Instead she has a series of commissions beginning and ending in Sheerness.

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Location: Sheerness



Burgoyne Transfers to HMS Waterloo

Mar 20, 1854

Lieutenant Burgoyne transfers to HMS Waterloo from HMS Boscawen

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Location: Baltic



HMS Waterloo is Converted to a Steamer

Feb 28, 1859

HMS Waterloo ends her final commission as a sailing ship at sheerness. She enters dry dock for conversion into a screw steamer.

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Location: Sheerness



HMS Waterloo is Relaunched

Nov 12, 1859

HMS Waterloo is relaunched as a screw steamer.

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Location: Sheerness



HMS Waterloo is Renamed

Feb 27, 1862

HMS Waterloo is renamed HMS Conqueror

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Location: Sheerness



HMS Conqueror Becomes TS Warspite

Aug 11, 1876

HMS Conqueror is leant to the Marine Society to replace TS Warspite. She is moored at the Warspite’s old location at Woolwich, and renamed to Training Ship Warspite.

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Location: Woolwich



TS Warspite Annual Inspection

Jun 03, 1880

TS Warspite holds its annual inspection. There were 428 boys under the command of Captain A. W. Gillett and trained in everything that they would need to know as a sailor in either the Royal Navy or merchant service.

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Location: Woolwich



TS Warspite Annual Inspection

Jun 13, 1895

The Training Ship Warspite held its annual inspection and prize giving

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Location: Woolwich



Collision

Jun 02, 1906

The Port Jackson, with a crew of Warspite boys on board, collides with a liner in the channel.

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Location: Britain



Warspite Boys Get Jobs

Jun 15, 1907

Most of the Warspite boys who went around the world on the Port Jackson are reported as having jobs as sailors.

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Location: Britain



Another Cruise

Oct 08, 1907

The Port Jackson goes on another cruise. She takes another crew of Warspite boys, as a group of Midshipmen that were training to become merchant navy officers. However, this time there were only 50 Warspite boys being sent due to the Marine Society not having enough funds to send a full complement.

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Location: Britain



Warspite Boys Explore the Antarctic

Jul 28, 1911

Three Warspite boys are selected as part of the crew of the Aurora to explore the Antarctic.As part of the ship's crew, they were to be paid £2 per month and the Marine Society kitted them out with the furs and shoe shoes that they would need for the expedition.

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Location: Britain



The Second Warspite is Burned

Jan 20, 1918

The second Training Ship Warspite ends the same way as the first, by being burned to the waterline in an act of arson. Boats from the nearby Training Ship Arethusa aid in fighting the fire and the rescue of the boys on board, but to no avail.

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Location: Greenhithe



Boys Charged Buring the Warspite

Jan 22, 1918

A group of boys from the Training Ship Warspite are charged with burning the ship.

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Location: Greenhithe



Boys Convicted of Burning the Warspite

Feb 22, 1918

A group of boys are convicted of burning down the Warspite. They are sentenced to be sent to a reformatory for three years. They had not tried to say that they had not committed the crime, and had instead tried to plead for mercy based on what they claimed to be the brutality of the regime on board.

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Location: Greenhithe