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VICTORIA screw 1st rate 121-gun ships of the line (1860)

Name

No

Yard No

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comp

Fate

Howe   150 Pembroke DYd 10/3/1856 7/3/1860 16/8/1860 TS 12/1885
Victoria     Portsmouth DYd 1/4/1856 12/11/1859 20/4/1860 sold 5/1893

 

Displacement normal, t

Victoria: 6959

Howe: 6557

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

79.2 pp

Breadth, m

Victoria: 18.3

Howe: 18.6

Draught, m

6.32 - 6.45

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Victoria: sails + 8 boilers, 1 HSE

Howe: sails + 8 boilers, 1 HSE trunk

Power, h. p.

Victoria: 4403ihp

Howe: 4564ihp

Max speed, kts

Victoria: 11.8

Howe: 13.6

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

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

Complement

1000

Ship project history: 121-gun 1st rate three-deckers. Design by Isaac Watts. Only two-funnelled wooden-hulled screw battleships in the RN, having one funnel either side of mainmast. Also the only screw three-deckers designed and built as such. Wooden hull.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Howe never saw sea service, placed in reserve at Plymouth, later she was converted to boy`s TS. Victoria was paid off in 1867.

Thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

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