1842 - Naval Review,Prince Albert Visit & 4 Ships Launched
Naval Review by Queen Victoria at Portsmouth.
Prince Albert visited the Dockyard inspecting the Block Mills, Copper Foundry and Blacksmiths Shop.
This year saw considerable shipbuilding in the Dockyard with four ships being launched:
13th January. The steamer Thunderbolt.
28th March. The16 gun sloop Albatross
23rd August. The16 gun sloop Frolic.
5th September. The steamer Firebrand, she was laid down as the Beelzebub