Infernal -> 1844 Eclair -> 1846 Rosamund

21102
Nominal Guns6B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1841B181
Keel Laid Down8.1841B181
Launched31.5.1843B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B181
Ship ClassDriver Class
Designed bySir William SymondsB181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSteam Sloop
Broken Up1865B181

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


31.5.1843Broadside 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

Service History


DateEventSource
26.8.1844Renamed EclairB181
14.10.1846Renamed RosamundB181
1863Refitted as a 6 gun Unrated Floating Battery


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
 

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