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CRESSY 2nd rate sailing ship-of-the-line


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Cressy     Chatham DYd 4/1846 --- --- reordered as screw battleship 11/1852


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

2538bm

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

60.5 gundeck

Breadth, m

16.8

Draught, m

6.61 hold depth

No of shafts

 

Machinery

sails

Power, h. p. 
Max speed, kts 
Fuel, t 
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

8 x 1 - 204/13 68pdr 65cwt shell SBML, 60 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr SBML, 16 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 41cwt SBML

Complement

750



Ship project history


84-gun 2nd rate two-decker. Read, Chatfield and Creuze design of 1847. One more ship, James Watt, was ordered but laid as screw.