Battleship



HMS Agamemnon, 1852


TypeScrew Battleship
Built1852
Armament91 muzzle-loading smooth-bore cannons
Speed11.24 Knots under steam
Length230 ft
Weight3,085
StationsMediterranean Fleet
Crew860
FateBetween 1857 and 1858, the Agamemnon was equipped as a cable ship and laid the eastern half of the first Transatlantic telegraph cable.
NotesThis was one of the first steam ships. Although, as steam technology was still basic, it kept its three masts to be able to still use sailpower. It was built in response to the French Napoleon class of Screw Battleships.


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by Stephen Luscombe