Emerald-class corvette

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Turquoise at anchor
Class overview
Name: Emerald class
Operators:  Royal Navy
Preceded by: HMS Rover
Succeeded by: Bacchante class
Built: 1873–1878
Completed: 6
Scrapped: 6
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Composite screw corvette
Tonnage: 1,864 bm
Displacement: 2,120 long tons (2,150 t)
Length: 220 ft (67.1 m) (p/p)
Beam: 40 ft (12.2 m)
Draught: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Installed power: 2,031–2,364 ihp (1,515–1,763 kW)
Propulsion:
Sail plan: Ship rig
Speed: 12–13 knots (22–24 km/h; 14–15 mph)
Range: 2,000–2,280 nmi (3,700–4,220 km; 2,300–2,620 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 230
Armament:

The Emerald-class corvettes were a class of composite screw corvettes built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1870s.

Ships[edit]

Ship Builder[1] Laid down[2] Launched[2] Completed[2] Fate[2] Cost[2]
Opal William Doxford, Sunderland 13 October 1873 9 March 1875 January 1876 Sold for scrap, 11 August 1892 £95,949
Turquoise Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull 8 July 1874 22 April 1876 13 September 1876 Sold for scrap, 24 September 1892 £95,547
Ruby Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull 8 July 1874 9 August 1876 14 June 1877 Converted to coal hulk, December 1904; sold for scrap, 16 February 1921 £93,116
Tourmaline Raylton Dixon, Middlesbrough 17 July 1874 30 October 1875 January 1874 Converted to coal hulk, 1899; sold for scrap, November 1920 £95,769
Emerald Pembroke Dockyard 29 July 1874 18 August 1876 2 July 1878 Converted to powder hulk, 1898; sold for scrap, 10 July 1906 £98,442
Garnet Chatham Dockyard 16 March 1875 30 June 1877 31 October 1878 Sold for scrap, December 1904 £92,468

Notes[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Chesneau & Kolesnik, p. 51
  2. ^ a b c d e Lyon & Winfield, p. 289

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