HMS Warrior (1860)

1860 Warrior-class ironclad

HMS Warrior was the first battleship with a hull made of iron. It was built in response to the French ironclad warship Gloire. It is in Portsmouth, England with the HMS Victory and the remains of the Mary Rose, a ship belonging to Henry VIII of England.

HMS Warrior
United Kingdom
NameHMS Warrior
Ordered11 May 1859
BuilderThames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company, Blackwall, London
Laid downAbout August 1859
Launched29 December 1860
Commissioned1 August 1861
Decommissioned31 May 1883
  • Vernon III, March 1904
  • Warrior, 1 October 1923
  • Oil Fuel Hulk C77, 27 August 1942
  • HMS Warrior (1860), 1985
StatusMuseum ship
General characteristics
Class and typeWarrior-class armoured frigate
Displacement9,137 long tons (9,284 t)
Length420 ft (128.0 m) (o/a)
Beam58 ft 4 in (17.8 m)
Draught26 ft 10 in (8.2 m)
Installed power
Propulsion1 shaft, 1 Trunk steam engine
Sail planShip rig
Speed14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Range2,100 nmi (3,900 km; 2,400 mi) at 11 kn (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Complement706 officers and enlisted men

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