Type: Broadside ironclad frigate or aka a Screw Battleship, 3rd Class, Armoured ; Armament 20
Completed ‡ : 23rd Dec 1863;
Disposal date or year § : 1925
Disposal Details : Laid up until scrapped 1902: sold For Scrap
BM: 6121 tons; Displacement: 9694 tons
Propulsion: Screw Complement: 705
Machinery notes: 5722 hpi 1250 nhp ; Speed ; 14.3 knots ;
1864-68 Channel Squadron
1869-74 Coast Guard Service, Portland
1875-77 Guardship at Liverpool
17.5.1877 Commissioned Devonport - officers turned over from Resistance.
1880-85 Channel Fleet
1886 Harbour Service
1890 Devonport ; officers borne in Indus
11 Feb 1900 The old Achilles is to be stripped and dismantled. Her last service was in the recent Parliamentary return, wherein she helped to swell the lists of armoured cruisers.
1902 Base Ship Hibernia
1904 Renamed Egmont.
1918 Renamed Egremont.
1919 Renamed Pembroke.