HMS Magicienne (1849)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Magicienne
Ordered: 25 April 1847
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard/John Penn & Son
Laid down: September 1847
Launched: 7 March 1849
Completed: 20 February 1853
Fate: Sold for breaking up September 1866
General characteristics
Class and type: Magicienne class second class paddle frigate
Tons burthen: 1,255 bm
Length: 210 ft 0 in (64.01 m) (gundeck)
185 ft 6.25 in (56.5468 m) (keel)
Beam: 36 ft (11 m)
Draught: 24 ft 6 in (7.47 m)
Propulsion: 2-cylinder oscillating engines
paddle wheels
400 nhp, 1,300 ihp
speed: 9-10kts.
Complement: 175
Armament: 16 (later 14) guns:
10 (later 8) x 32pdr guns (Middle deck)
1 x 68 pounder gun (Upper deck)
1 x 10 in gun (Upper deck)
4 x 32pdr guns (Upper deck)
Notes: Displaced 2,300 tons
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Magicienne.

HMS Magicienne was a 16 gun steam powered paddle frigate of the Royal Navy built at Pembroke Dockyard and launched on 7 March 1849.

Design and Construction[edit]

She was part of the two-ship class of Magicienne-class second class paddle frigates. [1] She and her sister Valorous were originally ordered in 25 April 1847[1] as First Class sloops to John Edye's design, approved on 12 August 1847. On 5 August 1847 they were re-ordered as 210 ft (64 m) vessels. When finished, they constituted the last group of paddle warships built for the Royal Navy.


She was sold to Marshall of Plymouth for breaking up in September 1866.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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.