Greek ironclad Vasilissa Olga

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Vasilissa Olga - Βασίλισσα Όλγα
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Name: Vasilissa Olga
Namesake: Queen Olga
Ordered: 1868
Builder: Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino
Laid down: February 3, 1869
Launched: January 18, 1870
Commissioned: November 21, 1870
Decommissioned: 1925
Fate: Scrapped, circa 1925
General characteristics (as built)
Type: Armored corvette
Displacement: 2,030 long tons (2,060 t)
Length: 294 ft 4 in (89.7 m)
Beam: 39 ft (11.9 m)
Draft: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Installed power: 1,950 ihp (1,450 kW)
Propulsion: 1 shaft, 1 steam engine
Sail plan: Barque rigged
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 258

The Greek ironclad Vasilissa Olga (Greek: Βασίλισσα Όλγα), named for Queen Olga of Greece, served in the Royal Hellenic Navy from 1869 to 1925. She was the first of two Hellenic Navy ships to bear this name.

The ship was ordered from the Austro-Hungarian shipbuilder Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino. Vasilissa Olga served on active duty from 1870 to 1915, but the ship never saw action, as she was converted into cadet training ship in 1897. She was decommissioned in 1925 and was scrapped.



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