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) 1838/03/12Chatham Dockyard 1838/03/301865Sold for Break Up165' 0"143' 7 ¼"32' 10"20' 4"814 9194
Hydra (4) 1837/09/18Chatham Dockyard 1838/071870/05/13Sold for Break Up165' 0"143' 7 ¼"32' 10"20' 4"814 9194
Hecla (4) 1838/03/15Chatham Dockyard 1839/01/141863/06/15Sold165' 0"143' 7 ¼"32' 10"20' 4"814 9194

Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181 Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook

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