HMS Galatea (1887)

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Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Galatea
Builder: Robert Napier & Sons, Govan
Laid down: 21 April 1885
Launched: 10 March 1887
Fate: Sold for breaking up 4 April 1905
General characteristics
Displacement: 5,600 tons
Length: 300 ft (91 m)
Beam: 56 ft (17 m)
Draught: 22.5 ft (6.9 m)
Propulsion: 3-cylinder triple-extension steam engines
two shafts
4 double-ended boilers
5,500 hp
8,500 hp forced-draught
Speed: 17 knots natural draught
18 knots forced draught
Range: 10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 484
Armament: 2 × BL 9.2-inch (233.7 mm) guns (2 x 1)

10 x BL 6-inch (152.4 mm) guns (10 x 1)
6 × 6 pdr guns (6 × 1) QF
10 × 3 pdr guns (10 × 1) QF
6 × 18 in (457 mm) torpedo tubes:

4 above-water broadside
1 bow and 1 stern submerged
Armour: 10 in (254 mm) belt
12 in (304.8 mm) conning tower
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Galatea.

HMS Galatea was an Orlando-class first-class cruiser built in Glasgow, and launched on 10 March 1887 and sold for scrapping on 5 April 1905.

She served as coast guard ship at Hull in 1901 and 1902.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 19 June 1901. (36485), p. 7.