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ROYAL OAK wooden broadside ironclad (1863)


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Royal Oak 1866

Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Royal Oak     Chatham DYd 1/5/1860 10/9/1862 28/5/1863 sold 9/1885


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

6366

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

83.2 pp

Breadth, m

17.8

Draught, m

7.31 hold depth

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + 1 2-cyl HSE, return connection rod, 6 rectangular boilers

Power, h. p.

3708

Max speed, kts

12.5

Fuel, t

coal 550

Endurance, nm(kts)2200(5)
Armour, mmiron; belt: 114-63 with 711mm oak backing
Armament

11 x 1 - 183/17 110pdr 82cwt BL, 24 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt SBML

Complement

585



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<i>Royal Oak </i>1866
Royal Oak 1866


Ship project history


First British wooden-hulled ironclad, laid down as 91-gun ship of the line, conversion to 36-gun ironclad was approved 14/5/1861. She was raised by one deck and lengthened on the stocks by 6.4m to accommodate new armament on one deck, original bow aand stern were modified to ironclad form with a straight stem and rounded stern. Designed for 36 68pdr SBML guns, she was completed with BL and SBML mix. As completed Royal Oak was barque-rigged with 2320m² sail area. In 1866 she was converted to ship rig. Topgallant forecastle was added in 1867.

Ship protection


Side armour was extended to the full length of the ship, being 114mm amidships and 63mm at the ends. The hull behind the armour was of 711mm thick oak.

Modernizations


1867: rearmed with 4 x 1 - 203/15 MLR Mk III, 20 x 1 - 178/16 MLR Mk III

Naval service


Royal Oak was laid up in 1871.

Royal Oak 1866