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CONQUEROR 2nd rate screw ships-of-the-line (1856 - 1859)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Conqueror

   

Devonport DYd

25/7/1853

2/5/1855

9/4/1856

wrecked 29/12/1861

Donegal     Devonport DYd 27/9/1855 23/9/1858 27/8/1859 torpedo school ship 1/1886


Technical data


Displacement normal, t5461
Displacement full, t 
Length, m

73.2 pp

Breadth, m

16.9

Draught, m

7.47

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE trunk

Power, h. p.

Conqueror: 2812

Donegal: 3103

Max speed, kts

Conqueror: 10.8

Donegal: 11.8

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt shell SBML, 36 x 1 - 204/13 8'' 65cwt shell SBML, 36 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 28 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Complement

930



Ship project history


New two-decker, 101-gun ships. Surveyor's Department design of 1852. Wooden hull.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Conqueror wrecked 29/12/1861 on Rum Cay (Bahamas).