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NUMANCIA broadside ironclad (1864)

Numancia 1865

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Numancia   F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne, France 22/4/1862 19/11/1863 17/12/1864 harbour service 1909, accommodation ship 1912
  

Displacement normal, t

7189

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

96.0 pp 96.1 oa

Breadth, m

17.4

Draught, m

8.22 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

HRCR, 8 rectangular boilers

Power, h. p.

3700

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

coal 1100

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armour, mm

iron; belt: 130, battery: 120

Armament

34 x 1 - 200/12 68pdr No.1 & No.2 SBML

Complement

500

Ship project history: An iron-hulled ship-rigged vessel with one funnel and a ram bow. Later the 254mm guns were 18t Armstrong weapons mounted on the main deck; 4 of the 9t 203mm Armstrongs were also mounted on the main deck, with the other 3 on the upper deck and the 280mm Hontoria gun on the forecastle.

Ship protection: 130mm wrought iron armour protected all ship length from 2.3mm under wl to upper deck, it was tapered to 120mm at the upper deck and to 10mm at ship ends.

Modernizations: 1870: - 18 x 1 - 200/12; + 6 x 1 - 254/14 Armstrong 300pdr MLR, 3 x 1 - 203/15 Armstrong 9-ton 180pdr MLR

1876: - 16 x 1 - 200/12; + 2 x 1 - 254/14 Armstrong 300pdr MLR, 8 x 1 - 160/16 Palliser MLR

1881: - 8 x 1 - 160/16; + 4 x 1 - 203/15 Armstrong 9-ton 180pdr MLR

1885: + 1 x 1 - 200/35 Hontoria M1883

1900: re-engined: (13kts); new armament consisted of 4 x 1 - 200/35 Hontoria M1883, 3 x 1 - 150/48 Schneider-Canet, 8 x 1 - 140/36 Hontoria M1883, 12 x 1 - 47/40 Skoda, 2 - 356 TT (beam)

Naval service: Numancia was non-seagoing from 1909, became accommodation ship in 1912 and sank under tow to BU 17/12/1916.

 

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