Shah HMS Add to My Archive Modify Page Content Ship Details Rig Frigate Built 1876 Built In Portsmouth Tonnage 4210 Built By Portsmouth D.Y. Demise converted to Coal Storage Hulk C470. sold in 1919, wrecked off Bermuda 1926 VoyagesView Full List Description The first HMS Shah was a 19th-century unarmoured iron hulled, wooden sheathed frigate of Britain's Royal Navy designed by Sir Edward Reed. She was originally to be named HMS Blonde but was renamed following the visit of the Shah of Persia in 1873. Media Upload Media Sources Reference Manuscript notes by A Smith-Dorrien Location National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, United Kingdom SMD/1 and Bedford Diary, BED/5 Reference Log of Logs, Vol 3 Location South Australian Maritime Museum Author Ian Nicholson Your Stories Your name * E-mail * Post your story * Submit Leave this field blank Share this Page Share this ship with your friends and followers online.