HMS Galatea

Vessel Name on Arrival: 
HMS Galatea
Vessel Type: 
Cruiser
GRT: 
5,600
Year Built: 
1889
Arrival Date: 
05/04/1905
Breakup Started: 
05/04/1905
Original Builder: 
Robert Napier & Sons, Govan East Shipyard, Glasgow
Original Yard No.: 
398
Other Information: 

1st Class steel construction Armoured 'Orlando' Class Cruiser, one of seven of the class built, two on the River Clyde (Fairfield and Napier shipyards) and the other five in English shipyards.
21-04-1885  :  Keel laid down
10-03-1887  :  Launched
March 1889 :  Commissioned
April 1905   :  Sold for scrapping
 
Twin-Screw propulsion from 3-Cylinder triple expansion steam engines supplied with steam from four coal-fired double-ended Boilers, developing 5,500 HP with natural draft and 8,500 (9,205 IHP) with forced draft, respectively delivering a speed of 18 knots or 19 knots.
 
Armaments  :  2 x 9.2" BL  :  10 x 16" BL  :  6 x 6 pounder QF  :  10 x 3 pounder QF and 6 x 18" TT
 
Complement  :  484
 
Deployments :
1889-1890  :  Portsmouth
1890-1892  :  Channel Squadron
1992-1893  :  Portsmouth
1893-1895  :  Coast Guard - Queensferry
1895-1903  :  Coast Guard - Hull
1904          :  Chatham

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