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WINDSOR CASTLE screw ship-of-the-line (1859)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Windsor Castle (ex-Victoria)   145 Pembroke DYd // Devonport DYd 5/1844 26/8/1858 2/2/1859 gunnery TS 1/1869


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

4971

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

62.2 pp

Breadth, m

18.3

Draught, m

7.24 hold depth

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + boilers, 1 2cyl HSE, trunk

Power, h. p.

2052ihp

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt shell SBML, 30 x 1 - 204/13 8'' 65cwt shell SBML, 30 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 40 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Complement

930



Ship project history


Classical 120-gun sailing British ship-of-the-line, converted to steam power on the stocks as 116-gun 1st rates. Originally she was begun as Queen class 110-gun sailing ship. Poor seakeeping qualities of Windsor Castle became apparent during trials, and she had no sea service. It also became a reason to convert her sister-ship Royal Frederick as two-deck steamer. Windsor Castle was rated initially as 120-gun, later 116-gun but was completed with 102 guns. Wooden hull.

Modernizations


1862: - 2 x 1 - 206/15, 14 x 1 - 161/15; + 1 x 1 - 183/17 110pdr 82cwt BL, 4 x 1 - 160/15 70pdr 42cwt BL, 6 x 1 - 121/21 40pdr 35cwt BL

Naval service


No significant events.

Thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.