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Tango0122 Jan 2013 8:47 p.m. PST

"Built by Robert Napier & Sons at Glasgow, Scotland, the 9,200-ton HMS Black Prince was an ironclad frigate that was completed on 27 September 1862. She was the third ship in the Royal Navy to bear that name and was the second ocean-going, iron-hulled, armored warship, following her sister ship, HMS Warrior. For a brief period in naval history, the two Warrior class ironclads were the most powerful warships in the world, their armor being nearly impregnable to the naval guns that existed at that time. Black Prince was approximately 420 feet long and 58 feet wide and had a crew of 707 officers and men. The ship was armed with 26 smoothbore muzzle-loading 68-pounder guns, 10 rifled breech-loading 110-pounder guns, and four rifled breech loading 40-pounder guns. Black Prince was equipped with sails and one two-cylinder steam engine that produced 5,772 horsepower, giving the ship a top speed of 13.6 knots under steam power alone. Both Black Prince and Warrior were also rigged with 48,400 square feet of sail. Black Prince, though, could only do 11 knots under sail, two knots slower than Warrior.

After entering service, Black Prince was assigned to the Royal Navy's English Channel Fleet until 1866, then spent a year as flagship off the coast of Ireland. The ship was overhauled and re-armed from 1867 to 1868 and then became the guard ship on the Clyde River. The routine of that duty was interrupted in 1869, when she and her sister ship, HMS Warrior, towed a large floating dry dock from the Azores to Bermuda…"
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In the original thread I was asking for guidance about any company who made this ship in miniature.

Thanks in advance for your help.


McKinstry Fezian22 Jan 2013 9:26 p.m. PST

Tumbling Dice has Warrior/Black Prince in 1/2400.

David Manley22 Jan 2013 10:32 p.m. PST

Skytrex in 1/1200

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jan 2013 2:58 a.m. PST

Bay Area Yards, in 1:600

Ben Walton Inactive Member23 Jan 2013 3:06 a.m. PST

Navwar in 1:3000

Big Martin Back23 Jan 2013 3:48 a.m. PST

My grandfather "served" on the Black Prince. In her latter days she was a training station for boy sailors (Impregnable III) at Plymouth and my grandfather's records show a stint there.
I've got the Tumbling Dice one.

Tango0123 Jan 2013 10:41 a.m. PST

Many thanks for your guidance boys!!


Tango0123 Jan 2013 10:42 a.m. PST

A lot of work to post my thanks here.
This thread is completely demonized!!!!!!!!


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