Greek steamer Othon

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SS Othon
History
Name:
  • Othon (1838–62)
  • Athinai (1862–64)
Builder: Poros Naval Shipyard
Launched: 1838
Decommissioned: 1864
General characteristics
Type: Paddle steamer
Tonnage: 430 tons
Installed power: 2 × 120 hp (89 kW) steam engines
Propulsion: Paddle wheels
Speed: 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Complement: 59
Armament:
  • 2 × 18 pdr (8.2 kg) long guns
  • 4 × 32 pdr (15 kg) carronades

Othon (Greek: Όθων) was a military 430-ton paddle steamer of the Hellenic Navy, named after the first king of independent Greece, Otto. It was designed by naval architect Georgios Tombazis and built in 1838 at the Poros Naval Shipyard. It was powered by 2 Maudslay Sons & Field 120 hp steam engines, and was armed with two 18 pounder long guns and four 32 pounder carronades; total crew was 59 (officers and men). The ship was renamed Athinai ("Athens") after Otto's ousting in 1862 and decommissioned in 1864.

External Links/References[edit]

  • Skartsis, L.S. (2012). Greek Vehicle & Machine Manufacturers 1800 to present: A Pictorial History (eBook). Marathon. ISBN 978-960-93-4452-4.
  • "Steamship "Othon"". Hellas Army (in Greek).