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'Royal Oak' 1871

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Enumeration Book for Her Majesty's Ship 'Royal Oak'
Class and Denomination of Ship Armour Plated Frigate, Third Rate
Name of Captain or Commanding Officer S... ? E .? Somerset, Esq Captain
Station Mediterranean
Position of the Ship at Midnight, on the NIGHT of SUNDAY, APRIL 2nd, 1871 Moored off Military M... ?, Naples
 
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Captain Leveson E H Somerset
Age 41
Birth year 1830
Birth county Buckinghamshire
County Royal Navy At Sea and in Ports Abroad
Vessel name Royal Oak, [Off Military Mole Naples]
Archive reference RG10
Piece number 5784
Folio 157
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Thanks Rupert.

HMS Royal Oak was a Prince Consort-class armoured frigate built for the Royal Navy in the 1860s. The lead ship of her class, she is sometimes described as a half-sister to the other three ships because of her different engine and boiler arrangements. Like her sisters, she was converted into an ironclad from a wooden ship of the line that was still under construction.
The ship spent most of her career with the Mediterranean Fleet, only briefly serving with the Channel Fleet. Royal Oak returned home in 1871 for a refit, but was instead placed in reserve to save money. Fourteen years later, still in reserve, she was sold for scrap in 1885.
George was married although census shows single. He possibly died in Malta 1871 - 1881.

Sailor's wife but listed under her full maiden name.

1881
Reg No: 663
Civil Parish: Borrowstounnes
Registration District: Borrowstounnes
County: West Lothian
Address: North St
Adam Sands Head 50 Fisherman Dunfermline
Ann Wife 49 Abercorn
Jane Eliza Sands dau 19 Dressmaker Boness Linlithgowshire
Christina Lind Anderson sister-in-law 39 Sailor's wife Abercorn

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