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

 

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Cressy     Chatham DYd 4/1846 21/7/1853 9/3/1854 sold 1867

 

Displacement normal, t

3707

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

60.5 pp

Breadth, m

16.8

Draught, m

6.61 hold depth

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE

Power, h. p.

1076ihp

Max speed, kts

7.2

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

14 x 1 - 204/15 68pdr 65cwt shell SBML, 18 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr 50cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Complement

750

Ship project history: Conversion of 80-gun 2nd rate (incomplete on stocks) to 80-gun screw ship, design of 1852. Ordered in 1844 as Vanguard class sailing 80-gun ship. Wooden hull.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

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