Juno Screw Corvettes

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 JUNO  Wooden Screw Corvettes

The Surveyor to the Royal navy during 1863 to 1870, Sir Edward Reid was the designer of these two Wooden Screw Corvettes, HMS Juno and HMS Thalia. They were designed to carry troops with the accommodation arranged with the Soldiers on the Lower deck, and the Sailors on the upper deck.

HMS Thalia was the last ship to be built at Woolwich Royal Dockyard, laid down in 1866 and launched 14th July 1869 and completed for the Royal Navy in May 1870.

Displacement: 2240 tons, Crew 200,  Speed: 11.13 knots. Armament: Two 7 -inch MLR  and four 64 pounder. later being rearmed with six  64 pounders.

HMS June. was built by Deptford Dockyard and laid down in 1866, launched on the 28th November 1867 and completed in May 1868

Displacement: 2083 tons, Crew 200,  Speed: 10.53 knots. Armament: Two 7 -inch MLR  and four 64 pounder. later being rearmed with eight  64 pounders.

HMS Juno 28th November 1867 Scrapped 1887

HMS Juno - Name History

The seventh ?JUNO? was an 8-gun screw corvette, launched at Deptford in 1867.  She was of 2240 tons, 1380 horse-power, and 10 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 200ft., 40ft., and 18ft.   The box-like shape of this vessel led to her being nicknamed the ?Tea Chest.?   In 1878  the ?Juno,? commanded by Captain J.A. Poland, was engaged in watching a Russian squadron in the Far East during a period of strained relations.   In 1887 the ?Juno? was sold.

HMS Juno, 1868.

HMS June. was built by Deptford Dockyard and laid down in 1866, launched on the 28th November 1867 and completed in May 1868

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HMS Thalia 14th July 1869 Scrapped  1920

HMS Thalia, 1870.

HMS Thalia was the last ship to be built at Woolwich Royal Dockyard, laid down in 1866 and launched 14th July 1869 and completed for the Royal Navy in May 1870.

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