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.

Disposal[edit]

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

Footnotes[edit]

  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. 

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