HMS Peterel (1860)

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Rosario-class sloop Peterel
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Peterel
Ordered: 1 April 1857
Builder: Devonport Dockyard
Laid down: 5 December 1859
Launched: 10 November 1860
Completed: March 1862
Reclassified:
  • Lightship in December 1877
  • Coal hulk in December 1885
Fate: Sold in October 1901
General characteristics
Class and type: Rosario-class sloop
Displacement: 913 tons
Tons burthen: 668 7694 bm
Length:
  • 160 ft (49 m) (gundeck)
  • 139 ft 8.5 in (42.583 m) (keel)
Beam: 30 ft 4 in (9.25 m)
Draught: 15 ft 10 in (4.83 m)
Depth of hold: 18 ft 11 in (5.77 m)
Propulsion:
  • Sails
  • 2-cylinder horizontal single expansion engine
  • Single screw
  • 150 nhp
  • 478 ihp
Sail plan:
Speed: 8.982 knots (16.635 km/h; 10.336 mph) (under engines)
Complement: 130-150
Armament:
  • As built
  • 1 × 40pdr Armstrong BL
  • 6 × 32pdr MLSB
  • 4 × 20pdr Armstrong BL
  • After 1869
  • 1 × 7in ML
  • 2 × 40pdrs

HMS Peterel was a Rosario-class sloop of the Royal Navy.

Peterel served three commissions as a warship, on the North America and West Indies Station, the Cape of Good Hope Station and the Pacific Station. In 1877 she became a lightship marking the wreck of HMS Vanguard, then in 1885 she was converted into a coal depot before finally being sold in 1901, the longest lived of her class.

The ship's figurehead has survived and after restoration in 2005 was placed on display at the Apprentice Exhibition in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.[1]

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