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RUPERT armoured ram (1, 1874)


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Rupert  

Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Rupert     Chatham DYd 6/6/1870 12/3/1872 1/7/1874 sold to BU 7/1907


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

5440

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

80.5 pp

Breadth, m

16.2

Draught, m

6.86

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 2-cyl HSE, rectangular boilers

Power, h. p.

3445

Max speed, kts

12.9

Fuel, t

coal 550

Endurance, nm(kts)1340(10)
Armour, mm

iron; belt: 279 - 229 with 356mm wood backing, breastwork: 305, turret: 356 - 305, decks: 76 - 51, CT: 305

Armament

1 x 2 - 254/15 MLR Mk I/II, 2 x 1 - 160/16 64pdr 71cwt MLR

Complement

217



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<i>Rupert</i>  
Rupert  


Ship project history


Enlarged Hotspur with Glatton type turret in place of the fixed gun house, heavier armour and larger superstructure with a flying deck. Her machinery was unsatisfactory and she could not reach designed 14kts speed, in fact after some years of service she can make no more tan 10kts.

Ship protection


Waterline belt was 279mm amidships and 229mm at the ends, with a 76 - 51mm deck, the breastwork being of uniform 254mm with a 51mm deck. The turret had 356mm face and 305mm walls. CT had 305mm iron protection.

Modernizations


1887: - 2 x 1 - 160/16; + 2 x 1 - 152/26 BL Mk III, 4 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 8 MG, 4 - 356 TT

(1891-1893): was re-engined and re-boilered (VTE, cylindrical boilers, 4630hp, 13.6kts, 390t of coal), fore mast was removed, mainmast received a fighting top; - 1 x 2 - 254/15; + 1 x 2 - 234/32 BL Mk VI, 6 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I

Naval service


Rupert served as port guardship at Bermuda since 1904 and sold there in 1907.