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HMS Persian (1839)

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Name  Persian
Builder  Pembroke Dockyard
Completed  24 April 1840
Construction started  May 1838
Draft  3.58 m
Ordered  31 December 1835
Laid down  May 1838
Commissioned  23 February 1840
Launched  7 October 1839

HMS Persian was a sixteen-gun Acorn-class brig-sloop built for the Royal Navy during the 1830s.



Persian had a length at the gundeck of 105 feet 1 inch (32.0 m) and 82 feet 9 inches (25.2 m) at the keel. She had a beam of 33 feet 6 inches (10.2 m), a draught of 11 feet 9 inches (3.6 m) and a depth of hold of 14 feet 10 inches (4.5 m). The ship's tonnage was 483 8894 tons burthen. The Acorn class was initially armed with a pair of 32-pounder guns and fourteen 32-pounder carronades. The armament was later changed to four 32-pounder cannon and a dozen 32-pounder carronades. The ships had a crew of 110–30 officers and ratings.

Construction and career

Persian, the second ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy, was ordered on 31 December 1835, laid down in May 1838 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 7 October 1839. She was completed on 28 April 1840 at Plymouth Dockyard and commissioned on 23 February of that year.


HMS Persian (1839) Wikipedia

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