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AETNA ironclad floating battery (1856)

 

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Aetna     Chatham DYd 25/11/1855 5/4/1856 1856? harbour service 1866

 

Displacement normal, t

1588bm

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

56.7 pp

Breadth, m

13.4

Draught, m

1.83

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + 1 2-cyl HSE, boilers

Power, h. p.

200nhp

Max speed, kts

4

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  
Armour, mm iron; side: 114

Armament

16 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt SBML

Complement

200

Ship project history: Wooden-hulled. Lengthened version of previous class, with extra pair of guns.

Ship protection: 114mm iron plates protected the sides.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

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