Back

ⓘ HNLMS Adolf van Nassau (1861)




HNLMS Adolf van Nassau (1861)
                                     

ⓘ HNLMS Adolf van Nassau (1861)

The Adolf van Nassau was part of the 1855 program that aimed to provide the Netherlands with a balanced fleet of screw propelled warships. The 1855 program called for three types of ships: frigates with auxiliary power of 400 hp, steam corvettes with 250 hp and steam sloops with 100 hp. The reason to create the program were the worries in the house of representatives about the state of the navy. There was a feeling that the navy was creating an enormous variety of ships, that would turn out to be inefficient and ineffective.

The first frigate with auxiliary power Wassenaar, sail frigates converted during construction. The ships of the class Evertsen was laid in 1854 and 1856 and was intended for auxiliary steam power. Meanwhile, the period between 1845 acceptance of screw propellers and 1862 battle of HAMPTON roads was the most revolutionary years in the history of the construction of the ship. The transition from auxiliary steam power to full steam in less obvious aspect of these years. At the end of the 1840s, screw steam frigate, which can make 6 knots superior to any sail or paddle-driven ship. The ship with full steam power was something else. This meant that the ship could outrun any ship that was more or less depended on sails.

Adolf van Nassau will be the fourth frigate program 1855. The main disadvantage of the Evertsen class in comparison with contemporary foreign frigates top speed of about 8 knots. The speed increase would be a logical task.

                                     
  • HNLMS Wassenaar, was a unique ship built for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Admiraal van Wassenaar was part of the 1852 program which started the introduction

Users also searched:

...
...
...