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TSUKUBA screw corvette (1854 / 1870)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
筑波 [Tsukuba] (ex-Malacca)     Mould, Moulmein, Burma 1851 9/4/1853 1854 // 1870 training hulk 1900


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1978bm

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

58.6 wl 60.3 oa

Breadth, m

10.6

Draught, m

5.48

No of shafts

1

Machinery1 HSE, 2 rectangular boilers
Power, h. p.

707

Max speed, kts

9.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML, 6 x 1 - 121/21 20pdr 16cwt BL, 2 x 1 - 152/17 24pdr SBML

Complement

301



Standard scale images


<i>Tsukuba</i> 1880
Tsukuba 1880


Ship project history


This wooden, screw corvette was the en-British Malacca acquired in 1870.

Modernizations


1892: new armament consisted of 4 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong W

Naval service


Tsukuba served as TS, since 1900 as non-self-propelled. She was stricken in 1906 and BU.