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MAJESTIC 2nd rate screw ships-of-the-line (1854-1860)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Majestic     Chatham DYd 2/1841 1/12/1853 22/4/1854 Coast Guard 2/1860
Irresistible     Chatham DYd 1/1/1849 27/10/1859 1/1860 Coast Guard 4/1864


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

3482

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

57.9 pp

Breadth, m

17.3

Draught, m

7.11 hold depth

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Majestic: sails + 1 2-cyl HSE

Irresistible: sails + 1 2-cyl HSE (trunked)

Power, h. p.

Majestic: 1192ihp

Irresistible: 1461ihp

Max speed, kts

Majestic: 8.8

Irresistible: 8.6

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

14 x 1 - 204/15 68pdr 65cwt shell SBML, 18 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr 50cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Complement

750



Ship project history


Conversion of 80-gun 3rd rate (incomplete on stocks), design of 1852. Ordered as Vanguard class sailing 80-gun ships. Wooden hull.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.