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ORION 2nd rate screw ships-of-the-line (1855-1859)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Orion     Chatham DYd 1/2/1850 6/11/1854 29/3/1855 sold 1867
Hood (ex-Edgar)     Chatham DYd 13/8/1849 4/5/1859 15/6/1859 hulk 1872


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

3202bm

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

72.5 pp

Breadth, m

17.0

Draught, m

7.32 hold depth

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE, trunk

Power, h. p.

Orion: 2329ihp

Hood: 2385ihp

Max speed, kts

Orion: 11.5

Hood: 11.8

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

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

Complement

860



Ship project history


Conversion of 80-gun 2nd rates (incomplete on stocks) to 91-gun screw ships, Surveyor's Department design of 1852. Ordered in 1848 as sailing 80-gun ships. Wooden hull.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.