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RUPERT ironclad ram (1874)

Rupert 1874

 

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Rupert     Chatham DYd 6/6/1870 12/3/1872 1/7/1874 sold to BU 7/1907

 

Displacement normal, t

5440

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

80.5 pp

Breadth, m

16.2

Draught, m

6.86

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 2-cyl HSE, rectangular boilers

Power, h. p.

3445

Max speed, kts

12.9

Fuel, t

coal 550

Endurance, nm(kts)

1340(10)

Armour, mm

iron; belt: 279 - 229 with 356mm wood backing, breastwork: 305, turret: 356 - 305, decks: 76 - 51, CT: 305

Armament

1 x 2 - 254/15 MLR Mk I/II, 2 x 1 - 160/16 64pdr 71cwt MLR

Complement

217

Ship project history: Enlarged Hotspur with Glatton type turret in place of the fixed gun house, heavier armour and larger superstructure with a flying deck. Her machinery was unsatisfactory and she could not reach designed 14kts speed, in fact after some years of service she can make no more tan 10kts.

Ship protection: Waterline belt was 279mm amidships and 229mm at the ends, with a 76 - 51mm deck, the breastwork being of uniform 254mm with a 51mm deck. The turret had 356mm face and 305mm walls. CT had 305mm iron protection.

Modernizations: 1887: - 2 x 1 - 160/16; + 2 x 1 - 152/26 BL Mk III, 4 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss Mk I, 8 MG, 4 - 356 TT

(1891-1893): was re-engined and re-boilered (VTE, cylindrical boilers, 4630hp, 13.6kts, 390t of coal), fore mast was removed, mainmast received a fighting top; - 1 x 2 - 254/15; + 1 x 2 - 234/32 BL Mk VI, 6 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss Mk I

Naval service: Rupert served as port guardship at Bermuda since 1904 and sold there in 1907.

Rupert

 

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