Briton (2)

BRITON (2) was built in 1861 by Charles Lungley & Co. at Deptford Green with a tonnage of 1164grt, a length of 264ft, a beam of 33ft 7in and a service speed of 9.5 knots.

Due to her hull being subdivided both horizontally and vertically she was described by her owners as being 'unsinkable and unburnable',

In 1873 she was sold to the Admiralty, converted into a troopship and renamed HMS Dromedary.

Placed in reserve during 1880 she was finally disposed of in 1884.

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