"Well Done Condor". Bombardment of Alexandria, 1882 by Charles Dixon
Laird Brothers, Birkenhead
|Length:||157 ft (48 m)|
|Beam:||29 ft 6 in (8.99 m)|
|Draught:||12 ft (3.7 m)|
|Installed power:||Designed 750 ihp (560 kW)|
|Speed:||11.5 kn (21.3 km/h) under power|
Flamingo and Griffon rearmed in 1884:
The Condor-class gunvessel was a class of four Royal Navy composite gunvessels of 3 guns, built between 1876 and 1877. They were all hulked or sold before 1893, giving them an active life of less than 15 years.
They were fitted with three boilers, a 2-cylinder horizontal compound expansion steam engine and a single screw. Griffon and Falcon were engined by Laird Brothers and had a feathering propeller. Flamingo and Condor were engined by John Elder & Co, and all ships had a designed 750 indicated horsepower (560 kW), developing about 11.5 knots (21.3 km/h) under power.
The ships of the class were fitted with a 7-in (4½-ton) muzzle-loading rifle and two 64-pdr (64cwt) muzzle-loading rifles, except for Flamingo, which had two 20-pdr breech-loaders in place of one of the 64-pdr muzzle-loading rifles. In 1884 Flamingo and Griffon were rearmed with two 5-in Vavasseur breech loaders replacing the 7-in muzzle-loading rifle.
|Flamingo||Devonport Dockyard||13 December 1876||Hulk 1893. Sold to Plymouth Port Sanitary Authority on 25 May 1923. Sold on 4 May 1931 for breaking|
|Griffon||Laird Brothers, Birkenhead||16 December 1876||Sold to the Board of Trade as a hulk on 28 September 1891 and renamed Richmond|
|Condor||Devonport Dockyard||28 December 1876||Sold to George Cohen in August 1889|
|Falcon||Laird Brothers, Birkenhead||4 January 1877||Hulk in 1890. Sold to E W Payne & Company on 25 June 1920|
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- Winfield, Rif; Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.
- "Condor class gunvessels at battleships-cruisers website". Retrieved 2010-02-09.
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