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ROYAL NAVY (UNITED KINGDOM)

CAPITAL SHIPS & MONITORS

PRINCESS ROYAL 2nd rate screw ships-of-the-line (1854)

 

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Hannibal

    Deptford DYd 12/1848 31/1/1854 22/6/1854 depot ship 2/1863
Princess Royal (ex-Prince Albert)     Portsmouth DYd 2/1841 23/6/1853 11/3/1854 sold 12/1872

 

Displacement normal, t

4540

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

66.1 pp

Breadth, m

17.7

Draught, m

8.08

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Hannibal: sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE geared

Princess Royal: sails + boilers, 1 2-cyl HSE

Power, h. p.

Hannibal: 1071ihp

Princess Royal: 1492ihp

Max speed, kts

Hannibal: 8.6

Princess Royal: 11.0

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 206/15 68pdr 95cwt SBML, 32 x 1 - 204/13 8'' 65cwt shell SBML, 34 x 1 - 163/18 32pdr 56cwt SBML, 24 x 1 - 161/15 32pdr 42cwt SBML

Complement

850

 

Ship project history: Conversion of 90-gun 2nd rates (incomplete on stocks) to 91-gun screw ships, design of 1852. Ordered in 1840 as Albion class ships. Both were lengthened and converted to screw on the stocks. Wooden hull.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

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