HMS Encounter (1873)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Encounter.
History
Royal Navy EnsignUnited Kingdom
Name: HMS Encounter
Ordered: 1871
Builder: Sheerness Dockyard
Cost: Approximately £77,000
Laid down: 19 June 1871
Launched: 1 January 1873
Completed: July 1873
Fate: Sold for scrap, October 1888
General characteristics (as built)
Class and type: Amethyst-class wooden screw corvette
Tonnage: 1,405 bm
Displacement: 1,934 long tons (1,965 t)
Length: 220 ft (67.1 m) (p/p)
Beam: 37 ft (11.3 m)
Draught: 18 ft (5.5 m)
Installed power: 2,031 ihp (1,515 kW)
Propulsion:
Sail plan: Ship rig
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Range: approximately 2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) at 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 225
Armament: 14 × 64-pounder 71-cwt rifled muzzle-loading (RML) guns

HMS Encounter was a Amethyst-class corvette built for the Royal Navy in the early 1870s.

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