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HNLMS Guinea
Career (Royal Netherlands Navy)
Name: Guinea
Namesake: Dutch Guinea
Builder: Rijkswerf, Amsterdam
Laid down: 1867
Launched: 5 May 1870
Completed: 16 October 1873
Struck: 1897
Fate: Scrapped, 1897
General characteristics (as completed)
Class & type: Buffel-class monitor
Displacement: 2,402 long tons (2,441 t)
Length: 195 ft 10 in (59.7 m) (p/p)
Beam: 40 ft (12.2 m)
Draught: 16 ft 9 in (5.1 m)
Installed power: 2,000 ihp (1,500 kW)
4 boilers
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 steam engines
Speed: 11 knots (20 km/h; 13 mph)
Complement: 159
Armament: 2 × 1 − Armstrong 9-inch (229 mm) muzzle-loading rifles
4 × 1 - 30-pdr Smoothbore guns
Armour: Belt: 3–6 in (76–152 mm)
Gun turrets: 8–11 in (203–279 mm)
Deck: .75–1 in (19–25 mm)

HNLMS Guinea was an Buffel-class monitor built for the Royal Netherlands Navy in the early 1870s.

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References[edit | edit source]

  • Gardiner, Robert, ed (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. Greenwich: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-8317-0302-4. 
  • "Dutch Ironclad Rams". Toledo, OH: Naval Records Club. 1972. pp. 302–04. 
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (1984). Directory of the World's Capital Ships. New York: Hippocrene Books. ISBN 0-88254-979-0. 

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