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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

"HMS Sultan was of 9290 tons and 325 feet long. A single-shaft 7720 HP engine drove her at a maximum 14 knots under steam but could only make 6 knots under sail. She was designed to carry her guns in a centrally-placed armoured-box battery, as will be seen in the contemporary diagram below which shows the battery's two levels. The armament consisted of eight 10-inch and four 9-inch rifled muzzle-loaders. The weapons on the main deck guns provided broadside fire, with limited ahead fire from the foremost gun on each side, while those on the upper deck provided additional broadside fire and also could fire astern, by traversing the after gun on a turntable. Side armour – as seen in blue on the diagram below – was up to 9 inches thick. The ship, and her armour, were all of iron as steel was not yet the preferred construction material…"
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charared Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2018 11:15 a.m. PST

Thanks (again) Armand!!!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2018 10:02 a.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami!. (smile)


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