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DEFIANCE screw 2nd rate 91-gun ship of the line (1861)

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Defiance

  154

Pembroke DYd

20/9/1858

27/3/1861

27/6/1861

torpedo school ship 11/1884

 

Displacement normal, t

3958

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

77.6 pp

Breadth, m

16.9

Draught, m

7.47 hold depth

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE

Power, h. p.

3550ihp

Max speed, kts

11.8

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt shell SBML, 34 x 1 - 204/13 8'' 65cwt shell SBML, 36 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 20 x 1 - 161/16 32pdr 45cwt SBML

Complement

860

 

Ship project history: New 91-gun ship. Last wooden battleship launched in Britain. Originally she was to have been of Revenge class but design was modified: the hull was lengthened and the bow was modified. Wooden hull.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

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