Battleship Warrior






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    4 203 mm
    28 179 mm

    Battleship Warrior

    "Warrior" - the world's first all-metal series of battleships of the British Royal Navy for navigation on the high seas.

    Series was conceived in opposition to the French battleship La Gloire, mortgaged March 4, 1858 in Toulon. Little more than a year later, May 25, 1859, a shipbuilding company «Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding and Engineering» at his London shipyard started construction of the first ship series.

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    armadillos like "Warrior" were virtually invulnerable to naval gunfire.

    Battleship Warrior

    Series "Warrior" was built entirely of iron, which allowed not only greatly facilitate the body, but also for the first time applied in shipbuilding division hull into watertight compartments. The ship was divided into 92 isolated compartment, engine compartment and a compartment for ammunition had a double floor. The only weak spot was the aft part of the ship underwater, where there was no reservation.

    also ship had a double bottom. Armor belt consisted of slabs weighing up to four tons. Projections came one after the other is talking about a thorough and thought-out work of shipbuilders. This provided an excellent overall strength armor. As additional protection bars used teak timber with an average thickness of 50 cm Artillery also has a high advantage. Guns of all calibres were placed on a turntable, which gave a significant advantage when applying sector firing guns. Also on the battleship was established ten guns breech, which is charged explosive shells. It was a completely new instrument, demonstrated incredible efficiency during the Crimean company. Trunks all the guns were rifled, which increased the accuracy of fire. Spinning projectile rushed to a distance of 2.5 km. It was an unprecedented distance. Gun deck and a massive steam engine were enclosed in an iron fortress of 10 cm thick, which could not punch any weapon.

    Battleship Warrior


    ship motion actuator using 5267-strong horizontal steam engine, supplied with steam from the boiler 10. 850 tons of coal, the maximum number of downloadable on board, enough for 2,100 miles voyage. But steam engines Admirals fully counted, so the warship was a three-masted full rigged area 4500 Sq. When during sailing to reduce air resistance and water, technically permitted under remove both tubes and propellers in the ship's hull. 35-ton screw removed from the propeller shaft and climbed into the well on the stern of the vessel.

    type "Warrior" differed rounded hull lines and a high ratio of length to width, resulting in a speedboat turned their foreign counterparts.


    type "Warrior" were the original features. On board the ship were telescopic chimneys, which could be folded using sails.

    Battleship Warrior


    May 25, 1859 laid on the London shipyard.


    frosts at the end of December 1860 proved difficult descent boat in the water - "Warrior" frozen to the slipway at the shipyard slipways. Nevertheless, December 29 descent vessel fired. By October 24, 1861 the battleship was ready. The total cost of the ship amounted to 357,291 pounds sterling (equivalent to 23 million pounds in 2006).

    "Warrior" has never participated in the battles, although at the time of construction, the battleship was the biggest and most powerful warship in the world.

    In 1869, the "Warrior" was in tow ship dry dock from Madeira to Bermuda. The voyage lasted 39 days.

    rapid development of shipbuilding in the second half of the XIX century has led to the fact that for 10 years, "Warrior" is technically outdated. April 1, 1875 he was transferred to the Reserve Fleet, 31 May 1883 battleship ceased service as a warship, he was photographed with artillery weapons and poles, and the holds were used as warehouses. In 1902-1904 years. he was assigned to one of the cruising fleet as a depot for the storage of ammunition and fuel, and in 1904 was transferred to the naval base in Portsmouth for Vernon torpedo school and renamed Vernon III, at the time the ship was not used, only its steam engine has been in operation for generating electricity and steam.

    In 1925, planned to sell the ship for scrap, but the decline in demand and therefore prices for scrap former battleship saved from destruction. In 1929 he was transferred to one of the shipyards in Wales, once again renamed Oil Fuel Hulk C77 and for the next 50 years, was used as a floating refueling.

    Restoration ship began September 3, 1979, to plan the work was estimated at 8,000,000 pounds. Restoration began with the cleaning vessel from dirt and debris, which was removed about 80 tons. Was completely restored exterior and interior, made new mast and rigging. The works were completed in 1984. Battleship received his first name and 16 June 1987 as a museum ship is permanently berthed in Portsmouth.



    "Black Prince" was launched on February 27, 1861. Named in honor of Edward Plantagenet - "Black Prince." Was the third ship of the Navy of Great Britain, bearing the name.

    the time of the launching of a short time, along with its sister ship, considered the most powerful battleship in the world, virtually invulnerable to enemy naval artillery. Due to the rapid development of shipbuilding soon outdated and most of the operation, until 1923, he served as a backup and training ship.


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