HMS Trident (1845)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Class and type: Trident-class iron paddle sloop
Name: HMS Trident
Ordered: 13 May 1843
Builder: Ditchburn & Mare, Leamouth
Laid down: 1845
Launched: 16 December 1845
Commissioned: 8 August 1846
Fate: Broken up by Castle at Charlton January 1866
General characteristics
Displacement: 903 tons
Tons burthen: 850 bm
Length: 180 ft (55 m)
Beam: 31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)
Draught: 17 ft 3 in (5.26 m)
Propulsion: Boulton, Watt & Co two-cylinder (70¾ in diameter, 5 ft stroke) oscillating engines
350 nhp
Speed: 9.5 knots
Complement: 135
Armament: Two x 10 in guns
Two (later four) x 32pdr gunnades

HMS Trident was a sloop built for the Royal Navy by Ditchburn & Mare in 1845 at Leamouth, London. [1]

She was a third class iron paddle sloop, and eventually the only ship built to her design, making her a unique class. The builder’s design was approved on 22 August 1843 and Trident was launched on 16 December 1845. Her hull cost £17,000, and her machinery another £17,502. Fitting out was estimated to have cost a further £6,864. Her design was commissioned on 2 August 1842 for a steam yacht to replace HMS Black Eagle, previously HMS Firebrand. Trident was initially rated as a Steam Vessel (SV3) and re-rated as a Second Class sloop on 31 May 1844. She was originally intended to be fitted with a Maudslay 200 nhp side lever engine.

HMS Trident was broken up by Castle at Charlton in January 1866.