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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

CAPITAL SHIPS & MONITORS

PRINCE OF WALES 1st rate screw ship-of-the-line (1860)

 

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Prince of Wales

    Portsmouth DYd 10/6/1848 25/1/1860 1860 sailing ship 1867, TS 3/1869

 

Displacement normal, t

6201

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

76.8 pp

Breadth, m

18.3

Draught, m

7.67 hold depth

No of shafts

1

Machinery

sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE, trunk

Power, h. p.

3352ihp

Max speed, kts

12.6

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt SBML, 62 x 1 - 204/13 8'' 65cwt shell SBML, 32 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 58cwt SBML, 26 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Complement

1100

 

Ship project history: Modified Queen class 1st rate 120-gun sailing ship (stretched Edye & Watts design), reordered as 121-gun screw ship 9/4/1856. Wooden hull.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Prince of Wales was never fitted for sea, her engines were removed in 1867.

 

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