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Date Posted: 09:13:56 11/08/16 Tue
Author: AvM
Subject: Re: Vasco da Gama, 1841
In reply to: Andrea Nardon 's message, "Vasco da Gama, 1841" on 07:57:01 11/08/16 Tue

From our comming book "Navies of the World 1816-1859"


Dimensions : 180ft0in x 47ft0in x 39ft0in (h) 22ft0in/24ft0in (d) (54.9 x 14.3 x 11.9 6.7/7.3 m) or 201ft8in (kl) x 48ft3in x 40ft9in (h) (61.48 x 14.70 x 12.43 m)
Tonnage : 2262 m, 1829 tons
Armament : 32 x 32pdr, 32 x 24pdr, 14 x 32 pdr carronades, 2 x 18pdr, 3 x 32pdr carronades; 1855: 4 x 68pdr Paixhans, 60 x 32pdr Paixhans
Complement : 573 + 105 marines or 650
Design : Manuel Clemente de Barros and Joaquim Jesuino da Costa

Name Shipyard Ordered Laid down Launched Completed Fate
Vasco da Gama Arsenal da Marinha,Lisbon 24.06.1824 02.09.1841 1876 broken up

Launched as Cidade de Lisboa. Dismasted during a gale when entering Rio de Janeiro harbour 1849.In 1858 she was part of an expedition to Angola.Training ship 03.08.1863-15.09.1865 of Naval Artillery School. Sold in Lisbon to be broken up as useless 16.08.1873 to Compahnia Previdente, which reported 29.04.1876 that the ship was bropken up at Boa Vista.

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