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'ISABEL LA CATOLICA'

Built by:Money Wigram & Son's, at Blackwall.
Yard No.
Launched:1851
Tonnage:1567 BM
Length:230 feet. Over all length 260 feet.
Breadth:38 feet
Depth:24 . 5 feet (Depth in hold)
Machinery:Maudslay Son's & Field. 1642 ihp. The engines are placed in a transverse section of the vessel, and a revolving float wheel is shown. The whole of these are of the most exquisite workmanship, and show that in preparing them no thoughts of expense have been allowed to interfere.
Decks:
Built of:Wood
Type:Paddle
Registered:
Off Number:
Built for:Spanish Navy.
Other info:Armament - 16 guns.
Cost to build, 1,785,000 pesetas (71,400)
History:October 1851. Proved of such service in the late invasion of Cuba, in the conveyance of troops to different parts of the island.
1861/2 Used in the Mexican Expedition.
1868/78 Used in the 1st Cuban Insurrection (Ten Years Wars).
1882 Converted to transport.
1884 Stricken off.



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