SN 0-17 Achilles 1863
New 1/1250 scale waterline model of the British armored frigate Achilles by Spider Navy (SN 0-17) as in 1863.
Upon completion in 1864 Achilles was assigned to the Channel Fleet. The ship was paid off in 1868 to refit and be re-armed. When she recommissioned in 1869, she was assigned as the guard ship of the Fleet Reserve in the Portland District until 1874. Achilles was refitted and re-armed again in 1874 and became the guard ship of the Liverpool District in 1875. Two years later, she was rejoined the Channel Fleet before going to the Mediterranean in 1878. The ship returned to the Channel Fleet in 1880 and served until she was paid off in 1885.
Achilles was recommissioned in 1901 as a depot ship at Malta under a succession of different names. She was transferred to Chatham in 1914 and was again renamed multiple times before she was sold for scrap in 1923. Achilles had more changes of her rigging and armament than any other British warship, before or since.
|Namesake:||Achilles (Greek hero)|
|Ordered:||10 April 1861|
|Builder:||Chatham Dockyard, England|
|Laid down:||1 August 1861|
|Launched:||23 December 1863|
|Completed:||26 November 1864|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, 26 January 1923|
|Displacement:||9,820 long tons (9,980 t)|
|Length:||380 ft (115.8 m)|
|Beam:||58 ft 3 in (17.8 m)|
|Draught:||27 ft 2 in (8.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||1 shaft, 1 Trunk steam engine|
|Sail plan:||Ship rig|
|Speed:||14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)|
|Range:||1,800 nmi (3,300 km; 2,100 mi) at 6.5 knots (12.0 km/h; 7.5 mph)|