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HMS Emperor (1857)  (1st)
Iron Screw Yacht

    
This the first ship to carry the name HMS Emperor was an iron screw yacht.

Built by R&H Green of Blackwall, laid down 24-May-1856, launched 29-Nov-1856, commissioned 27-Feb-1857 and completed 22-Apr-1857. 136ft 9in long, 22ft 1in wide and displacing 3187/05 tons builders measurement.

Built as a present to Emperor of Japan. Transferred at Shinagawa Jul-1858 and renamed Banryu.

Went over to rebel forces Oct-1868 and sunk May-1859. Salvaged, renamed SS Emperor, and returned to Japan 1873 as Raiden Maru. Transferred to the Imperial Japanese Navy 1877 as Raiden.

Sold 1888 for conversion to a whaler and broken up at Osaka about 1899.

 

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This page last edited - 25 August, 2012.

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