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LANCASTER screw corvette (1859)

nearly sister-ship Hartford 1860

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
  Lancaster   Philadelphia N Yd 12/1857 20/10/1858 12/5/1859 TS 1899, receiving ship 11/1903
  

Displacement normal, t

3290

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

71.8 pp

Breadth, m

14.0

Draught, m

6.78 (hold depth)

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 2-cyl HDA, 2 water-tube boilers

Power, h. p.

810ihp

Max speed, kts

9.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 279/15 Dahlgren SB, 24 x 1 - 229/15 Dahlgren SB, 2 x 1 - 107/24 30pdr Parrott rifled

Complement

310

Ship project history: Large corvette classified as sloop of Hartford group.

Modernizations: 1881: - 24 x 1 - 229/15; + 10 x 1 - 203/15 converted rifled Dahlgren SB

Naval service: Lancaster served as station ship since 1898 and as gunnery TS since 1899. In November 1903 she became receiving ship and in March 1912 transferred to civil service. She was stricken officially 31/12/1915.

Ivan Gogin, 2014