Driver

21093
Nominal Guns6B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.3.1840B181
Keel Laid Down6.1840B181
Launched24.12.1840B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
Ship ClassDriver Class
Designed bySir William SymondsB181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSteam Sloop
Wrecked3.8.1861B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck180' 0"Imperial Feet54.864 
Length of Keel156' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet47.5679 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Displacement1,590Ton 
Burthen1,055 6294Tons BM 

Armament


24.12.1840Broadside Weight = 110 Imperial Pound ( 49.885 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Shell Gun
Upper Gun Deck2 British 42-Pounder Carronade
Pivot Mount2 British 10"

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1840149Design Complement


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
 

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