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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

SHIPS-OF-THE-LINE, CAPITAL SHIPS & MONITORS

FORMIDABLE 2nd rate sailing ships-of-the-line (1823-1833)

 

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Formidable     Chatham DYd 10/1819 19/5/1825 5/8/1825 TS 7/1869
Ganges     East India Co., Bombay 5/1819 10/11/1821 7/1/1823 TS 8/1865
Powerful     Chatham DYd 8/1820 21/6/1826 4/10/1826 target ship 1860
Vengeance     Pembroke DYd 7/1819 27/7/1824 1824 receiving ship 1861
Monarch     Deptford DYd // Chatham DYd 8/1825 8/12/1832 10/6/1833 target ship 1862
Thunderer     Woolwich DYd 4/1823 22/9/1831 8/3/1833 target ship 6/1863
Asia     East India Co., Bombay 1/1822 19/1/1824 1/1827 HQ vessel 2/1864
Bombay     East India Co., Bombay 5/1826 17/2/1828 1828 screw battleship 6/1861, fire 14/12/1864
Clarence (ex-Goliath)     Pembroke DYd 8/1824 25/7/1827 1827 lent to Reformatory Society 1/1864

 

Data variant sailing

Displacement normal, t

Formidable, Ganges: 2255bm

others: 2279bm

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

Formidable: 59.1 gundeck

Ganges, Asia, Bombay: 59.8 gundeck

others: 59.5 gundeck

Breadth, m

15.7

Draught, m

6.86 depth hold

No of shafts

 

Machinery

sails

Power, h. p.

 

Max speed, kts

 

Fuel, t

 
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

32 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr SBML, 16 x 1 - 159/8 32pdr SBML carronades, 38 x 1 - 148/18 24pdr SBML

Vengeance: 4 x 1 - 204/12 68pdr SBML, 30 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr 49cwt SBML, 20 x 1 - 160/11 32pdr 25cwt SBML carronades, 28 x 1 - 148/18 24pdr SBML

Complement

700

Ship project history: 84-guns 2nd rate two-deckers. Design copied from Canopus (French prize Le Franklin, taken in 1798). This class went through a series of design modifications after the first ship was built.

Modernizations: 1861, Bombay: was converted to screw 81-guns 2nd rate two-decker with data as given in the table

Data variant screw

Displacement normal, t

2783bm

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

71.2 gundeck

Breadth, m

16.0

Draught, m

7.04 hold depth

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + 1 2-cyl HSE

Power, h. p.

1688ihp

Max speed, kts

10.2

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt, 14 x 1 - 204/13 8'' 65cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 30 x 1 - 162/17 32pdr 50cwt SBML, 12 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt

Complement

750

 

Naval service: Bombay burnt 14/12/1864 by accident off Montevideo.

 

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