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LIST OF THE BRITISH STEAM NAVY.
Alacrity, screw gun-vessel
Amphion do. .
Anson, screw (ordered) ..
Ariadne, screw (nearly
ready for being launched)
Aurora do. (nearly ready
for being launched) .. Atlas, screw (nearly ready
for being launched) Avon, paddle
Blenheim do. ....
Cadmus, screw corvette ..
Canadian, screw (nearly ready for being launched)
Centaur do. (iron) ..
Challenger, screw corvette
Charybdis, screw corvette (nearly ready for being launched)
Chesapeake, screw ..
Clio, screw corvette
Columbia, paddle ..
Coquette, screw gun-vessel
Cormorant, screw gunvessel
Cornwallis, screw ..
Cossack, screw corvette ..
Defiance, screw (nearly
ready for being launched) Desperate, screw Devastator, paddle
Donegal do. (being built)
Duncan, screw (nearly
ready for being launched) Duke of Wellington, screw Edgar, screw
Est, screw corvette
Flying-fish, screw gunvessel
Fox, screw transport
Galatea, screw (nearly ready for being launched)
Gibraltar, screw (nearly ready for being launched)
Highflyer, screw corvette
Hood, screw (nearly ready
for being launched) ..
Howe, screw (nearly ready
for being launched) Hydra, paddle
Icarus, screw (nearly ready for being launched) ..
Immortalite, screw (nearly ready for being launched)
Industry, screw (iron) ..
Irresistible, screw (nearly ready for being launched)
Jackall, paddle (iron)
James Watt, screw ..
Jason, screw (nearly ready for being launched) ..
Lizard, paddle (iron)
Megsera, screw (iron)
Neptune, screw (cut down)
Oberon, paddle (iron) ..
Orpheus, screw (nearly ready for being launched) Otter, paddle
Pearl, screw corvette
Pelican, screw (nearly ready for being launched)
Pelorus, screw corvette ..
Perseverance, screw (iron)
Prince of Wales, screw (nearly ready for being launched)
Princess Royal, screw
Pylades, screw corvette ..
Stromboli, paddle (troop-
Tartar, screw corvette ..
Torch, paddle (iron)
Trident, paddle (iron)
Windsor Castle, screw
Zealous, screw (ordered)
Thus the British steam navy consists of—
32 Steamers, of 90 guns and upwards.
27 ,, 20 to 50 guns.
127 ,, 20 and under.
There are, besides, 186 steam gun-boats, with engines varying from 20 to 60 horse-power; and 40 steam-vessels consisting of tenders, store-ships, and tugs.
The 'Renown' is our best screw-steamer, and should be the model of those to be hereafter constructed. At present we have few like her.
WAR NAVIES OF THE SEVERAL CONTINENTAL POWERS OF EUROPE, AND OF THE UNITED STATES.
The number of French ships of the line and vessels of war, when the Commission of Inquiry (Enquete Parlementaire) commenced its labours, in l850, was as in the following table:—
On the Stocks.
Ships of the line 27
Batimens legers 33
Sailing transports 37
Steam-ships of war, from 450 to 650 H. P... 20
Ditto, from 220 to 400 H. P 27
Ditto, of 200 H. P. and under 60
The twenty-seven ships of the line afloat are as follow:—
Montebello. Auxiliary (l50 H. P.)
Charlemagne. Auxiliary (256 H. P.)
Ville de Marseille.'
* Those marked with an asterisk were to he immediately converted into steam ships.