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LORD WARDEN wooden central battery ironclad (1867)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Lord Warden     Chatham DYd 24/12/1863 27/3/1865 30/8/1867 sold 2/1889


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

7842

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 3-cyl HSE, return connection rod, 9 rectangular boilers

Power, h. p.

6706

Max speed, kts

13.5

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

2 x 1 - 229/14 MLR Mk IV, 14 x 1 - 203/15 MLR Mk III, 2 x 1 - 178/16 MLR Mk III, 2 x 1 - 100/21 20pdr BL (saluting)

Complement

605



Ship project history


Heaviest wooden ship ever built, 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 clipper/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


None.

Naval service


No significant events.