HMS Enterprise (1864)

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HMCB Comet and HMS Enterprise
HMCB Comet (left) and HMS Enterprise (right)
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Builder: Royal Dockyard, Deptford, England
Cost: £62,464
Laid down: 5 May 1862
Launched: 9 February 1864
Commissioned: 3 June 1864
Decommissioned: 1871
Fate: Sold 23 February 1884 and scrapped 1886
General characteristics
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)
Complement: 130
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 was laid down on 5 May 1862, at the Royal Dockyards, Deptford, England, launched 9 February 1864, and completed 3 June 1864. In 1868 her armament was replaced with four 7 in Muzzle Loaders.

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.