HMS Druid (1869)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Druid
Builder: Deptford Dockyard
Laid down: 1868
Launched: 13 March 1869
Completed: By February 1872
Fate: Sold to Castle for breaking up at Charlton on 10 November 1886
General characteristics
Class and type: Briton-class wooden screw corvette
Displacement: 1,730/1,860
Tons burthen: 1,322 bm
Length: 220 ft (67.1 m)
Beam: 36 ft (11.0 m)
Draught: 12.35 ft (3.8 m) (forward)
16.25 ft (5.0 m) (aft)
Depth of hold: 21 ft 6 in (6.6 m)
Propulsion: 2-cyl. (67in diam., 33in stroke) horizontal single expansion
4 rectangular boilers (30lbs/ pressure)
Single screw
350 nhp
285 tons coal.
Speed: 13.066kts
Complement: 220

10 guns

  • 2 x 7in/112pdr (6½-ton) MLR on slides, fore and aft
  • 8 x 6.3in/64pdr (71cwt) MLR on broadside trucks

HMS Druid was a Briton-class wooden screw corvette of the Royal Navy. She was launched on 13 March 1869 at Deptford Dockyard, the last ship to be built there.[1] She was sold for breaking up to Castle of Charlton on 10 November 1886.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lyon & Winfield. "9". The Sail and Steam Navy List. p. 57.