Spanish ironclad Numancia
Numancia at anchor
|Builder:||Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, La Seyne, France|
|Laid down:||22 April 1862|
|Launched:||19 November 1863|
|Completed:||17 December 1864|
|Fate:||Sank while under tow, 17 December 1916|
|General characteristics (as built)|
|Displacement:||7,305 metric tons (7,190 long tons)|
|Length:||95.6 m (313 ft 8 in)|
|Beam:||17.3 m (56 ft 9 in)|
|Draft:||7.7 m (25 ft)|
|Installed power:||3,770 ihp (2,810 kW)|
|Propulsion:||1 shaft, 1 Horizontal return connecting rod compound steam engine
|Sail plan:||Ship rig|
|Speed:||about 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)|
|Range:||3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)|
|Armament:||40 × 68-pounder smoothbore guns|
|Armor:||Belt: 100–130 mm (3.9–5.1 in)
Battery: 120 mm (4.7 in)
The Spanish ironclad Numancia was an armored frigate bought from France during the 1860s. The name was derived from the Siege of Numantia, in which Roman expansion in the Iberian Peninsula was resisted. She was the first ironclad to circumnavigate the Earth. She saw service in the Chincha Islands War and Cantonal Revolution.
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