HMS Galatea

Vessel name on Arrival: HMS Galatea

HMS Galatea

Original Builder: Robert Napier & Sons, Govan East Shipyard, Glasgow

Original Yard No: 398

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Vessel Type: cruiser

GRT: 5600

Year Built: 1889

Arrival Date: 05/04/1905

Breakup Started: 05/04/1905

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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