HMS Thetis (1871)

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History
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Name: HMS Thetis
Builder: Devonport Dockyard
Laid down: 29 August 1870
Launched: 26 October 1871
Completed: 1 February 1873
Fate: Sold for scrap, November 1887
General characteristics (as built)
Class and type: Briton-class wooden screw corvette
Displacement: 1,854 long tons (1,884 t)
Tons burthen: 1,322 bm
Length: 220 ft (67.1 m) (p/p)
Beam: 36 ft (11.0 m)
Draught: 16 ft 6 in (5.0 m)
Depth of hold: 21 ft 6 in (6.6 m)
Installed power: 2,275 ihp (1,696 kW)
Propulsion:
Sail plan: Ship rig
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Complement: 220
Armament: 14 × 6.3-inch 64-pounder rifled muzzle-loading guns

HMS Thetis was a Briton-class wooden screw corvette built for the Royal Navy in the late 1860s.

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  • Ballard, G. A. (1938). "British Corvettes of 1875: The Larger Ram-Bowed Type". Mariner's Mirror. Cambridge, UK: Society for Nautical Research. 24 (January): 81–94.
  • Chesneau, Roger; Kolesnik, Eugene M., eds. (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905. Greenwich, UK: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-8317-0302-4.
  • Winfield, Rif & Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.

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