Ships of the United Republics of South America

A battle the likes of Trafalgar but fought with paddlewheel steam vessels.  This was the first germination of Napoleon’s South America – a setting for which the Napoleonic Wars could continue into the Victoria era.  My Napoleonic world has grown and changed since that original spark, but it still centres on the ships and the sea.  The ships are as important to this world as the characters that command them.

 

 

 

 

Abbreviations:
UD – Upper deck
GD – Gun deck
NHP – nominal horse power
CO - commanding officer

 


 

Pour Mon Loup de Rivière

Rate

 

 2nd Class Steam Frigate (probably more properly rated as a sloop)

launched

 

1843

NHP

 

470

propeller

 

 side-wheel feathering paddles

engine type

 

 Esteban Vaporos, 1842 2 cylinder side-lever

boilers

 

 4 tubular

stacks

 

1

masts

 

3

typical rank of CO

 

 Capitaine

typical no. of Lts.

 

3

Ship’s compliment

 

145

armament

 

 UD 2 68 pounders on pivots; 4 20 cm

notes:

 

The Pour Mon Loup de Rivière was built for le Bureau Examen Continental.  It was especially commissioned for Captain Eligus Bronsan by President Napoleon I and was built to Captain Bronsan's design specifications.  It was the flagship of Captain Bronsan’s Expédition Quatorze.

 

HMES Goat

Rate

 

 Steam Packet / schooner

Name

 

 H.M.E.S. Goat

launched

 

1820 (fit with steam engines)

fate

 

 Foundered and sunk in the Atlantic under command of Captain Lord Perrington in 1822.

NHP

 

80

propeller

 

 side-wheel common paddles

engine type

 

2 cylinder beam lever

speed (max. knots at trial)

 

5

coal bin capacity

 

10 tons

boilers

 

1

stacks

 

1

masts

 

2 (schooner rigged)

typical rank of CO

 

Lieutenant

typical no. of Lts.

 

1

compliment

 

80

notes:

 

Formerly His Majesty’s Ship Cormorant, she was a schooner outfitted with a steam engine and paddles.  After the conversion to steam, she was no longer considered so stellar and renamed the Goat.  Lt. E. Bronsan captained her across the Atlantic and around the Horn - the first steamship to do so.  This distinction was lost to British naval history as Captain Bronsan exceeded his orders and became embroiled in Napoleon Bonaparte's escape from St. Helena and establishment in South America. 

 

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