HMS Furious (1850)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Furious
Ordered: 25 April 1847
Builder: Portsmouth Dockyard/ Miller & Ravenhill
Laid down: June 1848
Launched: 26 August 1850
Commissioned: 18 February 1853
Out of service: Became a coal hulk at Portsmouth, March 1867
Fate: Sold for breaking up 1884
General characteristics
Class & type: Furious-class frigate
Tons burthen: 1,287 tons
Length: 206 ft (63 m)
Beam: 36 ft 6 in (11.13 m)
Propulsion: 2-cylinder oscillating engines
paddle wheels
400 nhp
sails
Complement: 175
Armament:

16 guns: 10 x 32pdr guns (Middle deck) 2 x 10in guns on pivots (Upper deck)

4 x 32pdr guns (Upper deck)
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Furious.

HMS Furious was a 16 gun steam powered paddle wheel frigate of the Royal Navy built at Portsmouth Dockyard and launched on 26 August 1850. She was the lead ship of the two ship class of Furious-class frigate. She was built at a cost of £64,794, of which her machinery cost £24,577.

She became a coal hulk at Portsmouth in March 1867 and was sold for breaking up in 1884 to Castle, of Charlton.

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