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Nominal Guns6B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1841B181
Keel Laid Down5.1844B181
Launched17.2.1846B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B181
Ship ClassDriver Class (1840)B181
Designed by
Sir William SymondsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
B181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSteam SloopB181
Broken Up9.1881B181

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


17.2.1846Broadside 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


IDNameAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon, Book
 

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