Montezuma

11582
Nominal Guns4
NationalityMexican Republic
OperatorState Navy
Acquired1842
ShipyardLondon - Thames
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypePaddle Steamer
Last known1843

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalent
Length of Gundeck203' 0"Imperial Feet61.8744 
Displacement1,164Ton 

Armament


1842Broadside Weight = 158 Imperial Pound ( 71.653 kg) 
Gun Deck6 British 42-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 68-Pounder Shell Gun



Notes on Ship


Ship Details
She was a wooden hulled iron-clad and even larger than the "Guadeloupe." She displaced 1164 tons, extended in length to 203 feet, and possessed a surprising 280 HP in her engines. Her extensive armament consisted of two 68 pdr swivel and six 42 pdr long Paixhans guns.5 She was built in London in the shipyards of Greens and Wigrams. She was a heavy-timbered wooden vessel constructed along what were then ultra-modern lines.6 With such heavy guns, and under able management, these two steamers alone were (on paper) far more than a match for the Texan Fleet which did not mount a gun heavier than several long 24 pdrs.

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