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HMS Prince

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HMS Prince was a Royal Navy storeship, powered by sail and by a 300hp engine through a single screw.

1854 Built by C. J. Mare and Co and launched in April for the General Screw Steam Shipping Co

1854 She was purchased from her mercantile owners for £105,000 in July and commissioned under Commander Benjamin Baynton. She sailed for the Crimea, carrying 150 persons and a cargo of much needed winter uniforms.

1854 She was lost in a storm off Balaklava in November. The loss of the ship and its cargo caused a public outcry in Britain because of the severe winter conditions being endured by troops in unsuitable clothing.

29 other Allied transport ships were wrecked during the same storm.

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