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FETH-İ BÜLEND casemate ironclad (1870)

Feth-i Bülend 1870

Feth-i Bülend 1910

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Feth-i Bülend   Thames Iron Wks, Blackwall, UK 5/1868 1869 1870 hulk 1910
  

Displacement normal, t

2762

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

72.0 pp

Breadth, m

12.0

Draught, m

5.51 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

HC, 6 rectangular boilers

Power, h. p.

3250

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 300
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armour, mm

iron; belt: 229 - 152, ends: 76, casemates: 229 - 152

Armament

4 x 1 - 229/14 Armstrong 12.5-ton MLR

Complement

169

Ship project history: Small, iron-hulled casemate ironclads resembling the Avnillah class except that the casemates were not cut away between the guns, so that the forward guns could only fire on forward bearings and the aft guns on aft bearings. They were very high out of the water. Ship was reconstructed by Ansaldo betweeo 1903 and 1907.

Ship protection: The complete wl belt extended for 1.2m below to 0.6m above lwl, and was 229mm thick above and 152mm thick below lwl. The casemates were 229mm thick below the port sills and 152mm thick above.

Modernizations: 1882: + 1 x 1 - 178/16 Armstrong 6.5-ton MLR, 2 x 1 - 87/22 RK L/24 C/82

1890: - 1 x 1 - 178/16; + 2 x 1 - 57/37 SK L/40 C/99, 2 x 5 - 37/27 RV L/30, 1 x 1 - 25/42 Nordenfelt

(1903-1907, Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy), re-boilered with 2 cylindrical water-tube boilers, CT had 152mm sides; new armament consisted of 4 x 1 - 149/37 SK L/40 C/06, 6 x 1 - 75/37 SK L/40, 6 x 1 - 57/37 SK L/40 C/99

Naval service: Feth-i Bülend was hulked in 1910 and sunk 31/10/1913 by Greek torpedo boat NF11 at Selanik.

 

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