Driver Class

NationalityGreat Britain
Nominal Guns6
Approved1840
DesignerSir William Symonds
RateUnrated
TypeSteam Sloop
Designed Crew149
Ships in Class12

Design ArmamentBroadside Weight = 110.00 Imperial Pound ( 49.89 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck2 x British 68-Pound Shell Gun
Upper Gun Deck2 x British 42-Pounder Carronade
Pivot Mount2 x British 10"

Design Dimensions and Ship Information
 OrderedShipyardLaunchedOut of serviceFateGundeck LengthLength of KeelBreadthDepth in holdBurthen
As Designed     180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Styx (6) 12.3.1840Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness 26.1.18404.1866Broken Up180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Driver (6) 12.3.1840Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth 24.12.18403.8.1861Wrecked180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Vixen (6) 12.3.1840Pembroke Dockyard - Pembroke Dock 4.2.184112.11.1862Sold for Break Up180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Geyser (6) 12.3.1840Pembroke Dockyard - Pembroke Dock 6.4.18411866Broken Up180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Devastation (6) 12.3.1840Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 3.7.18419.1866Broken Up180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Growler (6) 12.3.1840Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 20.7.184117.1.1854Broken Up180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Thunderbolt (6) 18.3.1841Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth 13.1.18423.2.1847Wrecked180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Spiteful (6) 18.3.1841Pembroke Dockyard - Pembroke Dock 24.3.18429.1883Sold180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Cormorant (6) 18.3.1841Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness 29.3.184217.8.1853Broken Up180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Virago (6) 18.3.1841Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 25.7.184211.1876Broken Up180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Infernal (6) 18.3.1841Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 31.5.18431865Broken Up180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294
Sphinx (6) 18.3.1841Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 17.2.18469.1881Broken Up180' 0"156' 0 ¾"36' 0"21' 0"1,055 6294

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook

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