Help support TMP

"The HMS Simoom" Topic

4 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Age of Sail Message Board

Areas of Interest

18th Century
19th Century

433 hits since 7 May 2018
©1994-2019 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

"HMS Simoom was an iron hulled (350 horse power steam engine) screw Frigate. She was named after a hot, dry desert sandstorm and launched on the 24th of May 1849. Simoom was converted to a troopship in 1852 as stated in The Weekly Dispatch, 26 January 1851; 'the new steam frigate HMS Simoom, if she be found, on trial, to be fit for similar service, is to be also fitted as a troop steamer, to carry 1,000 men'"



Main page


DeRuyter07 May 2018 11:28 a.m. PST

Kind of stretching the "age of sail" moniker considering she is a steam frigate ;)

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 May 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

Not really. Sail was till the primary means of getting around in 1852, steam engine or not. A 350 HP engine is not going to push a big iron frigate very far or very fast. My six cylinder truck has more horse power. Most ships were built with and sailed with some sort of sailing rig right up until the late 1870s. The ironclad HMS Zealous, with a 3500 HP engine still traveled primarily by sail as she took up her station on the west coast of Canada circ 1867, for example.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2018 11:46 a.m. PST



Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.