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Defence Class (1862) BB Specification 

Crew :

460 To Defence Class (1862) BB Ships :
Displacement : 6,150 tons, (6,247 tonnes).

Dimensions :

280ft x 54ft x 25ft,
(76m x 16.4m x 7.6m).
Range : 1,200nm at 11.5kts, steaming.

Armour :

4.5in (11.3cm) iron, over 18in (45.7cm) teak.
Armament : As built:
Resistance
6 x 7in Breech Loaders
10 x 68pdr,
2 x 32pdr.
Defence
8 x 7in Breech Loaders,
10 x 68pdr,
4 x 5in Breech Loaders

In 1867 both ships:
2 x 8in Muzzle Loader Rifled,
14 x 7in Muzzle Loader Rifled. 

Power plant : Single screw, single expansion steam,
Coal fired.

Max Speed :

11.5kts under steam;
10.5kts under sail.
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This page last edited - 23 December, 2012.

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