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VANGUARD 2nd rate sailing ships-of-the-line (1836-1849)


Ships


Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Vanguard, 10/1867- Ajax     Pembroke DYd 5/1833 25/8/1835 5/7/1836 BU 6/1875
Collingwood     Pembroke DYd 9/1835 17/8/1841 20/7/1844 screw battleship 7/1861
Goliath     Chatham DYd 2/1834 25/7/1842 7/10/1842 screw battleship 11/1857
Superb     Pembroke DYd 11/1838 6/9/1842 26/4/1845 accommodation ship 8/1864
Meeanee (ex-Madras)     East India Co., Bombay 4/1842 11/11/1848 4/4/1849 screw battleship 10/1857
Centurion     Pembroke DYd 7/1839 2/5/1844 10/6/1844 screw battleship 11/1855
Colossus     Pembroke DYd 10/1843 1/6/1848 3/7/1848 screw battleship 6/1855
Mars     Chatham DYd 12/1839 1/7/1848 30/8/1848 screw battleship 6/1856
Majestic     Chatham DYd 2/1841 --- --- reordered as screw battleship 11/1852
Irresistible     Chatham DYd 1/1/1849 --- --- reordered as screw battleship 6/1854
Lion     Pembroke DYd 7/1840 29/7/1847 26/9/1847 screw battleship 5/1859


Technical data


Data variantsailing screw
Displacement normal, t

2590bm

3482

Displacement full, t   
Length, m

57.9 gundeck

57.9 gundeck

Breadth, m

17.3

17.3

Draught, m

7.11 hold depth

7.11 hold depth

No of shafts

 

1

Machinery

sails

Centurion, Mars, Collingwood: sails + 1 2-cyl HSE

Colossus, Goliath, Meeanee, Lion: sails + 1 2-cyl HSE (trunked)

Power, h. p. 

Centurion: 1255ihp

Colossus: 1458ihp

Goliath: 1438ihp

Meeanee: 1456ihp

Lion: 1665ihp

Collingwood: 1424ihp

Max speed, kts 

Centurion: 8.5

Colossus: 9.3

Goliath: 9.2

Meeanee: 9.7

Lion: 10.3

Collingwood: 10.5

Fuel, t 

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)   
Armament

4 x 1 - 204/8 68pdr shell SBML carronades, 28 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 26 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr 50cwt SBML, 22 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

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

720

750



Ship project history


80-gun 2nd rate two-deckers. William Symonds design, approved in 1832.

Modernizations


1855, Centurion, Colossus; 1856, Mars; 1857, Goliath, Meeanee; 1859, Lion; 1861, Collingwood: were converted to 91-gun screw ships with data as given in the table

Naval service


No significant events.