Achilles Class (1864) BB
Achilles was a class of one and a follow on to the Warrior
design. She was the first all-iron ship to be built in a royal dockyard.
She differed from Warrior in having a straight stem and a stern designed to give increased protection to the rudder and crew,
When built she was rigged with four masts, a unique arrangement, but one mast was removed early in her life.
She was exceptionally stable and made an excellent gun platform.
Overall Achilles was a very successful ship and enjoyed a fine reputation.
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27 January, 2013.
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