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'Kensington' 1825 Mexican Corvette 30x26 Guns, Ultra Fast

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American built in 1825 for the Mexican fleet, but did not last long. In 1830 it was sold to Russia and became 'Князем Варшавским'. Could be a new fast premium ship. 

Book - The search for speed under sail, 

Builder - Henry Eckford was a Scottish-born American shipbuilder, naval architect, industrial engineer, and entrepreneur who worked for the United States Navy and the navy of the Ottoman Empire in the early 19th century.

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She was massive size for a corvette and a product of her time, when everyone went for super frigates. The search for speed and cannon weight. Too far away from the grand age of sail and too obsolete for steam and sail :) 

She ended career as Prince of Warsaw under Russian Empire flag.

Beautiful vessel. I really love flushed single deckers.

Alas she is out of NA timescope, else we would have some brilliant super frigate designs that would make most SOLs in game obsolete. ( as they became IRL )

 

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19 hours ago, Hethwill said:

.Alas she is out of NA timescope, else we would have some brilliant super frigate designs that would make most SOLs in game obsolete. ( as they became IRL )

Which unless it's change should be something like 1700 till 1820.  So anything built after that time or before is out of the range.  This is why I can't get any SOL with two decks of 32's lol

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No need to go outside the time line to find ships built by Eckford. His shipyard was in Sackett's Harbor during the war of 1812. He built Oneida  before the war as well. A brig with a pivot gun and broadside guns. The General Pike would be a good addition and similar but smaller than the ship above. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_General_Pike_(1813)

 

 

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