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PRINCESS ROYAL 2nd rate screw ships-of-the-line (1854)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Hannibal

    Deptford DYd 12/1848 31/1/1854 22/6/1854 depot ship 2/1863
Princess Royal (ex-Prince Albert)     Portsmouth DYd 2/1841 23/6/1853 11/3/1854 sold 12/1872


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

4540

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

66.1 pp

Breadth, m

17.7

Draught, m

8.08

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Hannibal: sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE geared

Princess Royal: sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE

Power, h. p.

Hannibal: 1071ihp

Princess Royal: 1492ihp

Max speed, kts

Hannibal: 8.6

Princess Royal: 11.0

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt SBML, 32 x 1 - 204/13 8'' 65cwt shell SBML, 34 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Complement

850



Ship project history


Conversion of 90-gun 2nd rates (incomplete on stocks) to 91-gun screw ships, design of 1852. Ordered in 1840 as Albion class ships. Both were lengthened and converted to screw on the stocks. Wooden hull.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.