Spanish ironclad Vitoria

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Vitoria.jpg
Drawing of Vitoria
Career (Spain) Armada Española Ensign
Name: Vitoria
Namesake: Battle of Vitoria
Ordered: December 1862
Builder: Thames Ironworks, Blackwall, London
Laid down: January 1863
Launched: 4 November 1865
Completed: May 1867
Commissioned: 1868
Struck: 1912
Fate: Broken up 1912
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Broadside ironclad
Displacement: 7,250 metric tons (7,140 long tons)
Length: 96.8 m (317 ft 7 in)
Beam: 17.3 m (56 ft 9 in)
Draft: 7.7 m (25 ft)
Installed power: 4,500 ihp (3,400 kW)
Propulsion: 1 shaft, Trunk steam engine
8 boilers
Sail plan: Ship rig
Speed: about 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph)
Range: 2,400 nmi (4,400 km; 2,800 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 561
Armament: 4 × 9-inch Armstrong rifled muzzle-loaders
3 × 8-inch Armstrong rifled muzzle-loaders
14 × convert
Armor: Belt: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Battery: 120 mm (4.7 in)
Barbettes: 114 mm (4 in)

The Spanish ironclad Vitoria was an iron-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. 
  • Pastor y Fernandez de Checa, M. (1977). "The Spanish Ironclads Numancia, Vitoria and Pelayo, Pt. II". F. P. D. S. Newsletter (Akron, Ohio: F. P. D. S.) V (1): 3–5. 
  • 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. 
  • "Spanish Ironclads Numancia and Vitoria". Warship International (Toledo, Ohio: International Naval Records Club) VIII (3): 287–89. 1970. 

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