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ALGIERS 2nd rate screw ship-of-the-line (1854)

 

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Algiers

    Devonport DYd 10/7/1843 26/1/1854 30/6/1854 sold 2/1870

 

Displacement normal, t

4730

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

66.6 pp 68.7 oa

Breadth, m

18.3

Draught, m

7.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + boilers, 1 4-cyl HSE geared

Power, h. p.

1117ihp

Max speed, kts

9

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt SBML, 32 x 1 - 204/13 8'' 65cwt shell SBML, 32 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 26 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Complement

850

 

Ship project history: Conversion of 90-gun 2nd rate (incomplete on stocks) to 91-gun screw ship, design of 1852. Really was ordered in 1847 as 90-gun 2nd rate, taking over frames of a ship laid down in 1843 and ordered to complete as screw ship in 1852.

Modernizations: 1859: re-engined with 1 2-cyl HSE (2518ihp, 12.2kts)

Naval service: No significant events.

 

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