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Vasco de Gama

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Nominal Guns80ref:
NationalityPortugal
OperatorState Navy
Ordered24.6.1824ref:
Acquired2.9.1841ref:
First Commissioned1841ref:
ShipyardLisbon - Portugal ref:
Designed by
Joaquim Jesuino da CostaPortugese
Designer
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CategoryThird Rateref:
Ship TypeShip of the Line ref:
Sailing RigShip Riggedref:
Broken Up1876ref:

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)ref:
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)ref:
Gun Deck4 8" Paixhans (68 Pound)
Gun Deck60 7" Paixhans

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1841650 ref:

Service History


DateEventSource
1841

Launched as Cidade de Lisboa

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1849

Dismasted during a gale when entering Rio de Janeiro harbour

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1858

Part of an expedition to Angola

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3.8.1863

Training ship of Naval Artillery School

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1873

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

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1876

Broken up at Boa Vista

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