Hydra Class

MachineryB181
2-cylinder side lever. 220 or 240 nhp. circa 9 knots.

NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns4
Approved1837/11/03
DesignerSir William Symonds
RateUnrated
TypeSteam Sloop
Designed Crew135
Ships in Class3

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 32.00 Imperial Pound ( 14.51 kg)B181
Gun Deck2 x British 32-Pounder
Pivot Mount2 x British 8inch

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     165' 0"143' 7 ¼"32' 10"20' 4"814 9194
Hecate (4) 12.3.1838Chatham Dockyard 30.3.18381865Sold for Break Up165' 0"143' 7 ¼"32' 10"20' 4"814 9194
Hydra (4) 18.9.1837Chatham Dockyard 7.183813.5.1870Sold for Break Up165' 0"143' 7 ¼"32' 10"20' 4"814 9194
Hecla (4) 15.3.1838Chatham Dockyard 14.1.183915.6.1863Sold165' 0"143' 7 ¼"32' 10"20' 4"814 9194

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook

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