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HMS Warrior
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Warrior
Ordered: 11 May 1859
Builder: Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company, Blackwall, London
Cost: £377,292
Laid down: About August 1859
Launched: 29 December 1860
Commissioned: 1 August 1861
Decommissioned: 31 May 1883
Renamed:
  • Vernon III, March 1904
  • Warrior, 1 October 1923
  • Oil Fuel Hulk C77, 27 August 1942
  • HMS Warrior (1860), 1985
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Class and type: Warrior-class armoured frigate
Displacement: 9,137 long tons (9,284 t)
Length: 420 ft (128.0 m) (o/a)
Beam: 58 ft 4 in (17.8 m)
Draught: 26 ft 10 in (8.2 m)
Installed power:
  • 5,772 ihp (4,304 kW)
  • 10 rectangular boilers
Propulsion: 1 shaft, 1 Trunk steam engine
Sail plan: Ship rig
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Range: 2,100 nmi (3,900 km; 2,400 mi) at 11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Complement: 706 officers and enlisted men
Armament:
  • 26 × Smoothbore muzzle-loading 68-pounder (206 mm) guns
  • 10 × Rifled breechloading 110-pounder (178 mm) guns
  • 4 × Rifled breechloading 40-pounder (121 mm) guns
Armour:
  • Belt: 4.5 in (114 mm)
  • Bulkheads: 4.5 in (114 mm)

HMS Warrior was the first battleship with a hull made of iron. It was built in response to the French ironclad warship Gloire. It is in Portsmouth, England with the HMS Victory and the remains of the Mary Rose, a ship belonging to Henry VIII of England.

Coordinates: 50°47′53.88″N 1°06′33.84″W / 50.7983°N 1.1094°W / 50.7983; -1.1094

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