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LORD CLYDE wooden central battery ironclad (1866)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Lord Clyde     Pembroke DYd 29/9/1863 13/10/1864 2/6/1866 sold 11/1875


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

7750

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

85.3 pp

Breadth, m

18.0

Draught, m

7.92 hold depth

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + 1 2-cyl HSE, trunk, 9 rectangular boilers

Power, h. p.

6442

Max speed, kts

11.9

Fuel, t

coal 600

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armour, mmiron; belt: 140-114 with 152mm oak backing, battery: 140-114 with 152mm oak plating, CT: 114
Armament

24 x 1 - 178/16 MLR Mk III

Complement

605



Ship project history


Wooden purpose-built ironclad, design was based on the design of Bellerophon with dimension modified to suit a wooden hull and the battery armour extended the full length of the ship. Ship had ram bow and was ship-rigged, with 2900m² sail area. She was handy under sail, making up to 10kts but rolled heavily.

Ship protection


Full length waterline belt 140mm amidships and 114mm at the ends wake up by full length 140-114mm battery armour. The wooden hull had 37mm iron skin and waterline belt was sheathed with 102mm oak.

Modernizations


1870: re-engined; - 22 x 1 - 178/16; + 2 x 1 - 229/14 MLR Mk IV, 14 x 1 - 203/15 MLR Mk III, 2 x 1 - 100/21 20pdr BL (saluting)

Naval service


It was discovered in 1872 that Lord Clyde had rotten timbers, lengthy repairs failed to improve the situation and she was quickly sold out of service.