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ALBION 2nd rate sailing ships-of-the-line (1844-1848)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Albion     Plymouth DYd 13/8/1839 6/9/1842 23/1/1844 screw ship 5/1861, BU 8/1884
Aboukir     Plymouth DYd 8/1840 4/4/1848 19/4/1848 screw ship 1/1858, sold 1878
Exmouth     Plymouth DYd 13/9/1841 --- --- converted to screw battleship on the stocks
Princess Royal (ex-Prince Albert)     Portsmouth DYd 2/1841 --- --- re-ordered to new design 1847
Hannibal     Woolwich DYd 1841? --- --- re-ordered to new design 1847
Algiers     Plymouth DYd 10/7/1843 --- --- re-ordered to new design 1847


Technical data


Data variantsailing screw
Displacement normal, t

3100bm

4382

Displacement full, t   
Length, m

62.2 gundeck

62.2 pp 74.1 oa

Breadth, m

18.3

18.3

Draught, m

7.21 hold depth

7.21 hold depth

No of shafts

 

1

Machinery

sails

Aboukir: sails + 1 2-cyl HSE (trunked)

Albion: sails + 1 2-cyl HSE

Power, h. p. 

Aboukir: 1533ihp

Albion: 1835ihp

Max speed, kts 

Aboukir: 9.6

Albion: 11.0

Fuel, t 

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)   
Armament

4 x 1 - 206/16 68pdr 112cwt SBML, 6 x 1 - 204/13 68pdr 65cwt shell SBML, 2 x 1 - 204/12 68pdr 52cwt shell SBML, 54 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt shell SBML, 32 x 1 - 204/15 68pdr 65cwt shell SBML, 32 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 26 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Complement

820

830



Ship project history


90-gun 2nd rate two-deckers. Sir William Symonds design of 1839. Sister-ship St. Jean d'Acre was ordered in 1844 but suspended that year and later redesigned.

Modernizations


1858, Aboukir; 1861, Albion: were converted to 91-gun screw ships with data as given in the table

Naval service


No significant events.