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Converted 4th Rate sailing Frigates HMS Arethusa, HMS Constance, HMS Octavia, HMS Sutlej. These conversions were planned as a response to the French naval programme of 1860 which posed a threat to the Royal Navy's Supremacy at Sea.  All four ships were converted at Pembroke Dockyard being re launched and completed in 1860 to 1862.

HMS Narcissus 26th October 1859 Scrapped soon after 1883
HMS Arethusa 20th June 1849 Scrapped 1934
HMS Constance 12th March 1846 Sold in 1875
HMS Octavia 18th August 1849 Scrapped 1876
HMS Sutlej 17th April 1855 Scrapped 1869
HMS Aurora 22nd June 1861 Broken up in 1881
HMS Endymion 18th November 1865 Scrapped soon after 1885

HMS Narcissus

Officers of HMS Narcissus, Detached Squadron, 1877.

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HMS Narcissus, 1860.

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HMS Octavia

HMS Octavia, 1861.

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HMS Endymion

HMS Endymion, 1866.

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HMS Endymion, 1869.

 

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