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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

CAPITAL SHIPS & MONITORS

VICTORIA screw 1st rate 121-gun ships of the line (1860)

Name

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Victoria   Portsmouth DYd 1/4/1856 12/11/1859 20/4/1860 sold for BU 5/1893
Howe, 12/1885- Bulwark, 9/1886- Impregnable, 12/1919- Bulwark 150 Pembroke DYd 10/3/1856 7/3/1860 16/8/1860 TS 12/1885, sold for BU 2/1921

 

Displacement normal, t

Victoria: 6959

Howe: 6557

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

Victoria: 79.2 pp

Howe: 83.8 pp

Breadth, m

Victoria: 18.3

Howe: 18.6

Draught, m

7.87

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Victoria: Maudslay HSE, 8 boilers

Howe: Penn HSET, 8 boilers

Power, h. p.

Victoria: 4403

Howe: 4564

Max speed, kts

Victoria: 11.8

Howe: 13.5

Fuel, t

coal

Armament

1 x 1 - 206/15 SBML 68pdr 95cwt, 62 x 1 - 204/13 SBML Shell 65cwt, 32 x 1 - 163/18 SBML 32pdr 58cwt, 26 x 1 - 161/15 SBML 32pdr 42cwt

Complement

1000

Ship project history: Classical British new-built screw ships-of-the-line. Design by Isaac Watts. Only two-funnelled wooden-hulled screw battleships in the RN, having one funnel either side of mainmast.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Howe never saw sea service, placed in reserve at Plymouth, later she was converted to boy`s TS. Victoria was paid off in 1867.

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