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Paddle aviso (1st class, 200 nhp, launched 1849)

MILAN (launched 1849)

MILAN paddle aviso (1st class)

Displacement: 794t
Dimensions:161ft 5in wl, 168ft 5in deck x 29ft 1in mld, 29ft 6in ext x 12ft 3in mean, 12ft 8in max.
Same, meters:49.20, 51.34 x 8.86, 9.00 x 3.73, 3.87m
Machinery:200nhp (Mazeline). Direct, oscillating cylinders, tubular boilers, 9.50kts
Hull material:Wood
Armament:4-16cm shell

Name          Builder    Laid downLaunched Commiss. Fate         
MILANCherbourg7.11.484.10.497.1.51Stk. 11.2.65

Class. This ship was ordered designed as a screw aviso in 1.48 but was changed to paddle in 3.48 after problems were encountered installing the propellor shaft in the corvette Roland, which also had a wood hull. Dorian's modified plan was approved in 5.48. The engines used Penn's pattern of oscillating cylinders. The beam over the paddles was 49ft 6in and the designed displacement was 650t. She ran machinery trials in 5.50 without being put in full commission.

Disposal. Milan replaced Souffleur in 1865 as a coal hulk at Brest and was BU 1866.

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