Spanish ironclad Arapiles

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Arapiles at anchor
Career Armada Española Ensign
Name: Arapiles
Namesake: Battle of Salamanca
Builder: Green, Blackwall, London
Laid down: June 1861
Launched: 17 October 1864
Completed: 1865
Commissioned: 1868
Struck: 1879
Fate: Broken up 1883
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Broadside ironclad
Displacement: 5,470 metric tons (5,380 long tons)
Length: 85.2 m (279 ft 6 in)
Beam: 16.4 m (53 ft 10 in)
Draft: 7.8 m (26 ft)
Installed power: 2,400 ihp (1,800 kW)
Propulsion: 1 shaft, Trunk steam engine
6 boilers
Sail plan: Ship rig
Speed: about 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph)
Complement: 537
Armament: 2 × 9-inch Armstrong rifled muzzle-loaders
5 × 8-inch Armstrong rifled muzzle-loaders
10 × 68-pounder smoothbore guns
Armor: Belt: 114 mm (4.5 in)
Battery: 100 mm (3.9 in)

The Spanish ironclad Arapiles was a wooden-hulled armored frigate bought from England during the 1860s.

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  • Brassey, Thomas (1888). The Naval Annual 1887. Portsmouth, England: J. Griffin. OCLC 669097244. 
  • Gardiner, Robert, ed. (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. Greenwich: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-8317-0302-4. 
  • de Saint Hubert, Christian (1984). "Early Spanish Steam Warships, Part II". Warship International (Toledo, OH: International Naval Records Organization) XXI (1): 21–45. ISSN 0043-0374. 
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (1984). Directory of the World's Capital Ships. New York: Hippocrene Books. ISBN 0-88254-979-0. 

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