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HMS Porcupine (1844)

HMS Porcupine was a Royal Navy 3-gun wooden paddle steamer. It was built in Deptford Dockyard and served as a survey ship.[3]

HMS Porcupine
Bringing a dredge trawl back aboard HMS Porcupine, by Sir Charles Wyville Thomson
History
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Name: HMS Porcupine
Ordered: 11 November 1843[1]
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Cost: Hull £7,997, fitting out £7,050[1]
Launched: 17 June 1844[1]
Commissioned: 19 August 1844[1]
Fate:
  • Survey ship 1862
  • Sold 1883[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Steam vessel, re-classified in 1844 as first-class steam gunvessel
Displacement: 490 tons[2]
Tons burthen: 381 68/94 bm
Length:
  • 141 ft (43 m) (keel)
  • 124 ft 7.5 in (37.986 m) (gundeck)
Beam: 24 ft 1.5 in (7.353 m)
Depth of hold: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
  • 2-cylinder side lever steam engine[Note 1]
  • Tubular boilers
  • Single screw[1]
Crew: 80[1]
Armament:
  • 1 x 32-pdr (26cwt) on pivot
  • 2 x 32-pdr (17cwt) carronades

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The engine was removed from HMS Black Eagle (ex Firebrand)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Winfield (2003) p.?
  2. ^ William Loney website
  3. ^ Allaby, Michael (2009). Oceans: A Scientific History of Oceans and Marine Life. Facts on File. p. 128. ISBN 978-0816060993.

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