HMY Osborne (1870)

HMY Osborne was a paddle steamer Royal Yacht of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. Designed by Edward James Reed, she was launched on 19 December 1870 at Pembroke Royal Dockyard and replaced the yacht of the same name formerly known as HMY Victoria and Albert.

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HMY Osborne photochrome print, circa 1895
History
United Kingdom
NameHMY Osborne
OwnerHer Majesty's Government
OperatorRoyal Navy
BuilderPembroke Dockyard
Launched19 December 1870
Decommissioned1908
FateScrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage1856
Length250 ft (76 m)
Beam36 ft (11 m)

She measured 1,850 tons, and was used for cruises to foreign countries and later on the short run to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.

Commander Charles Eustace Anson was appointed in command on 28 December 1899,[1] and was in command during the funeral arrangements for Queen Victoria the following month.

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  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times. No. 36340. London. 1 January 1901. p. 12.

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