HMS Enterprise (1864)
|HMCB Comet and HMS Enterprise|
HMCB Comet (left) and HMS Enterprise (right)
|Builder:||Royal Dockyard, Deptford, England|
|Laid down:||5 May 1862|
|Launched:||9 February 1864|
|Commissioned:||3 June 1864|
|Fate:||Sold 23 February 1884 and scrapped 1886|
|Displacement:||1350 tons full load|
|Length:||180 ft (55 m) pp|
|Beam:||36 ft (11 m)|
|Draught:||13 ft 9 in (4.19 m)|
|Propulsion:||Ravenhill horizontal steam piston engine, 2 × 45 in (1143 mm) cylinders with an 18 in (457 mm) stroke producing 160 horsepower (119 kW) at 90 rpm on one shaft|
|Sail plan:||Barque-rigged, 18,250 ft² (1,695 m²)|
|Speed:||9.9 knots (18 km/h)|
|Armour:||Iron plate, 4.5 in (114 mm) thick, from below the load line to the upper decks|
The seventh HMS Enterprise of the Royal Navy was a sloop of war launched in 1864 at Deptford Dockyard. Originally laid down as a wooden screw sloop of the Camelion class, she was redesigned by Edward Reed and completed as an ironclad with her armament mounted in a central tower, making her one of the first vessels of composite construction.
She served with the Mediterranean Fleet until 1871 when she was placed in reserve; she was assigned to harbour service at Chatham in 1875. On 23 February 1884, she was sold, and in November 1886 was broken up.
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- "Selected Extracts from "Famous Ships of the British Navy"". http://www.pbenyon.plus.com/Famous_Ships/Appendix.html#Enterprise. Retrieved 2008-01-20.