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

 

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Caesar     Pembroke DYd 8/1848 7/8/1853 26/3/1854 sold 4/1870

 

Displacement normal, t

3250

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

63.2 pp

Breadth, m

17.1

Draught, m

6.91

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE, trunk

Power, h. p.

1420ihp

Max speed, kts

10.2

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

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

Complement

860

Ship project history: Conversion of 90-gun 2nd rate (incomplete on stocks) to 91-gun screw ship, design of 1852. Ordered in 1847 as Modified Algiers class. Wooden hull.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

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