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HMS Birkenhead (1845)  (1st)
Iron Paddle Frigate

    
This the first ship to carry the name HMS Birkenhead was an Iron Paddle frigate.

Built by Laird, launched 30-Dec-1845, 210ft long, 37ft 6in wide and of 1,400 tons builders measurement.

Used as a troopship from 1848.

Wrecked 26-Feb-1852 at Algoa bay, South Africa.

 

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This page last edited - 02 July, 2012.

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