HMS ''Victoria''

  • Ship
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Considered the last of the wooden “First Rate” ships, HMS “Victoria” was launched in 1859. Considered the largest Warship of her time (until replaced by HMS Warrior in 1861) - “Victoria” displaced some 7,000-tons and was 300-feet long. She had a 35-foot beam (height). A Hull innovation, “Victoria” had iron bars laced diagonally throughout her Hull to increase it's strength. Carrying 121 heavy and medium guns, he largest were the iconic 68-Pounders (on her Main Deck). “Victoria” could boast a crew complement of 1,000 Officers and men. “Victoria” was also the first British Warship to feature Twin Funnels (upon her Steam Conversion). Serving as a “Reserve Ship” and later “Training Vessel”, “Victoria” was eventually scrapped in 1893.