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No: 21917   Contributor: Tomislav Raymondi   Year: 2013   Manufacturer: Laird Brothers of Birkenhead, United Kingdom   Country: Chile

Anchored at Chilean Navy Ship's Yard at Talcahuano, Chile.

Museum ship, this is the second oldest ship still afloat, after HMS Warrior.

Monitor Huascar

Ship’s Yard: Laird Brothers
Launched: 7th of October of 1865 at Birkenhead

General characteristics
Displacement: 1,180 long tons (1,199 t)
Length: 66.9 m (219 ft) Beam: 10.9 m (35.8 ft) Draught: 5.7 m (18.7 ft)
Propulsion: 1 x steam engine, 1500 hp (1120 kW), single screw
Sail plan: Brigantine Speed: 12 knots
Complement: 170

2 x 10" (254 mm), 300 lb (136 kg) Armstrong guns in a single Coles turret
2 x 4.75" (120 mm), 40 lb (18 kg) Armstrong guns
1 x 12 lb (5 kg) cannon
1 x .44 cal Gatling gun
Armoured ram bow

4.5" (114 mm) iron belt (amidships), tapering to 2.5" (64 mm) (prow and bow)
5.5" (140 mm) iron turret
Picture added on 13 April 2013 at 07:42
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Laird Brothers of Birkenhead, United Kingdom

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