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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Chapters: 1884 ships, Railway locomotives introduced in 1884, Cash register, HMS Calliope, RMS Umbr... Weiterlesen
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Chapters: 1884 ships, Railway locomotives introduced in 1884, Cash register, HMS Calliope, RMS Umbria, HMAS Protector, RV Belgica, Durif, HMCS Karluk, USS Dolphin, NER 38 Class, Advance, Cromer Lifeboat Benjamin Bond Cabbell II ON 12, HMQS Gayundah, Terra Nova, USS Boston, USS Atlanta, USS Vulcan, HNoMS Gor, Italian battleship Ruggiero di Lauria, List of ship launches in 1884, HMQS Paluma, Broadway Line, HMVS Victoria, HMQS Mosquito, HMS Rodney, Sunlight, New South Wales Z18 class locomotive, USS Seneca, USS Zafiro, Avon, Main, USS Governor R. M. McLane, HMVS Childers, SS Bee, CS Mackay-Bennett, HMVS Albert, HMVS Gordon, HMS Mariner, County of Yarmouth, SS Lansdowne, Lucinda, USS Priscilla, LSWR 460 class, HMS Pylades, HMS Warspite, SMS Oldenburg, USS Frolic, HMQS Otter, USS Folly, PS Banshee, La Marquise, USS Addie and Carrie, Mitsuya Cider, NRP Afonso de Albuquerque, Teacher's Highland Cream, NBR Class M 4-4-0. Excerpt: HMS Calliope was a Calypso-class corvette of the Royal Navy which served from 1887 until 1951. She was re-classified as a third-class cruiser from 1888, and exemplified the transitional nature of the late Victorian navy. She was a sailing corvette - one of the last - but supplemented her sail rig with powerful engines. Among the first of the smaller cruisers to be given all-metal hulls, she was cased with timber and coppered below the water line, as were wooden ships. She was known for "one of the most famous episodes of seamanship in the 19th century", where she was the only ship to avoid being sunk or stranded in the tropical cyclone that struck Samoa in 1889. After retirement from active service, she served as a training ship until 1951, when she was sold for breaking. Calliope and her sister ship Calypso made up the Calypso class of corvettes designed by Nathaniel Barnaby. These vessels were part of a long line of cruiser classes built for protecting trade routes and colonial police work. The two Calypso-class vessels were among the last sailing corvettes ever built for the Royal Navy. They differed from prior ships in having an all-metal hull, of both steel and iron, although the metal plating of the hull was timber-cased and coppered below the waterline. The only armour was a 1.5-inch (38-mm) armoured deck covering the machinery spaces, but additional protection was provided by coal bunkers along the sides. Calypso and Calliope differed from their nine predecessors of the Comus class in armament; they were also slightly longer, had a deeper draught, and displaced 390 tons more. Originally planned as a ten-gun corvette, Calliope was completed with four 6-inch (152.4 mm) breechloaders in sponsons fore and aft on each side, twelve 5-inch (127.0 mm) breechloaders in broadside between the 6-inch guns, and six quck-firing Nordenfelts. Calliope's engines were of 4,023 ihp, over 50% more powerful than those of her predecessors, which gave her one more knot of speed, a

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Titel: 1884 introductions
Untertitel: 1884 ships, Railway locomotives introduced in 1884, Cash register, HMS Calliope, RMS Umbria, HMAS Protector, RV Belgica, Durif, HMCS Karluk, USS Dolphin, NER 38 Class, Advance, Cromer Lifeboat Benjamin Bond Cabbell II ON 12, HMQS Gayundah
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EAN: 9781156034910
ISBN: 1156034914
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 36
Gewicht: 213g
Größe: H246mm x B189mm x T2mm
Jahr: 2011