HMS Endymion (1891)

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HMS Endymion
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Endymion
Builder: C & W Earle, Hull
Laid down: 21 November 1889
Launched: 22 July 1891
Fate: Sold for breaking up 16 March 1920
General characteristics
Displacement: 7,350 tons
Length: 387.5 ft (118.1 m)
Beam: 60 ft (18 m)
Armament: 2 x BL 9.2-inch (233.7 mm) Mk VI guns

10 x QF 6-inch (152.4 mm) guns

12 x 6pdr guns

HMS Endymion was a first class cruiser of the Edgar class. She served in China during the Boxer Rebellion and later in the First World War, and was sold in 1920.

Service details[edit]

Endymion was launched on 22 July 1891.

She took part in suppressing the Boxer Rebellion in China, during which time future rear admiral and VC recipient Eric Gascoigne Robinson served aboard her. In December 1901 she visited Manila, where the Governor and US officers hosted the crew, many of whom they had served together with during the rebellion.[1]

She served in the First World War in the Gallipoli Campaign, and was sold for breaking up at Cardiff on 16 March 1920.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval and Military intelligence" The Times (London). Tuesday, 17 December 1901. (36640), p. 5.

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