Vasco de Gama

7847
Nominal Guns80 
NationalityPortugal
OperatorState Navy
Ordered24.6.1824 
Acquired2.9.1841 
First Commissioned1841 
ShipyardLisbon  
Designed byJoaquim Jesuino da Costa 
CategoryThird Rate 
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up1876 

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNWF
Length of Gundeck201' 8"Imperial Feet61.468 
Breadth48' 3"Imperial Feet14.6399 
Burthen1829Tons BM 

Armament


1841Broadside Weight = 1186 Portugese pound (1200.232 lbs) 
Lower Gun Deck32 Portugese 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 Portugese 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle17 32-Pounder Carronade
Quarterdeck/Forecastle2 Portugese 18-Pounder

1855Broadside Weight = 1096 Portugese pound (1109.152 lbs) 
Gun Deck4 8" Paixhans (68 Pound)
Gun Deck60 7" Paixhans

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1841650  

Service History


DateEventSource
1841

Launched as Cidade de Lisboa

 
1849

Dismasted during a gale when entering Rio de Janeiro harbour

 
1858

Part of an expedition to Angola

 
3.8.1863

Training ship of Naval Artillery School

 
1873

Sold in Lisbon to be broken up as useless to "Compahnia Previdente"

 
1876

Broken up at Boa Vista

 


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
  Book
NWFNaval Warfare Forum (The Premier Forum for the period)VariousWeb Site
 

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