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HERO 2nd rate screw ship-of-the-line (1859)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Hero

    Chatham DYd 8/6/1854 15/4/1858 10/5/1859 sold 6/1871


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

4765

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

71.4 pp

Breadth, m

16.9

Draught, m

7.47

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE

Power, h. p.

2662ihp

Max speed, kts

11.9

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt SBML, 34 x 1 - 204/13 8'' 65cwt shell SBML, 34 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 22 x 1 - 161/16 32pdr 45cwt SBML

Complement

860



Ship project history


New two-decker 91-gun ship. Development of the Agamemnon class with a finer bow, and keel lengthened by 1.2m. Wooden hull.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.