HMS Juno (1895)

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HMS Juno 1901.jpg
Juno circa. 1901
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Juno
Namesake: Juno
Builder: Naval Construction & Armaments Co., Barrow-in-Furness
Laid down: 22 June 1894
Launched: 16 November 1895
Completed: 16 June 1897
Fate: Sold for scrap, 24 September 1920
General characteristics
Class & type: Eclipse-class protected cruiser
Displacement: 5,600 long tons (5,690 t)
Length: 350 ft (106.7 m)
Beam: 53 ft 6 in (16.3 m)
Draught: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
Installed power: 9,600 ihp (7,200 kW)
8 cylindrical boilers
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 Inverted triple-expansion steam engines
Speed: 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph)
Complement: 450
Armament: As built:
5 × QF 6-inch (152 mm) guns
6 × QF 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns
6 × 3-pounder QF guns
3 × 18-inch torpedo tubes
After 1905:
11 × six-inch QF guns
9 × 12-pounder QF guns
7 × 3-pounder QF guns
3 × 18-inch torpedo tubes
Armour: Gun shields: 3 in (76 mm)
Engine hatch: 6 in (152 mm)
Decks: 1.5–3 in (38–76 mm)
Conning tower: 6 in (152 mm)

HMS Juno was an Eclipse-class protected cruiser built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1890s.

Juno was assigned to the 11th Cruiser Squadron operating from Ireland.

In 1901, she was one of two escort ships for HMS Ophir, which carried the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) during their tour of the British Empire.

The following year she served in the cruiser squadron, which mostly toured in home waters.[1]

In 1915 she was sent to the Persian Gulf and took part in an engagement at Bushire in July – August 1915 against Tangistani raids under Rais Ali Delvari.

Juno was sold for scrap in 1920.

In 1902 Juno was commanded by David Beatty.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Saturday, 26 April 1902. (36752), p. 11.

References[edit]

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  • Gardiner, Robert; Gray, Randal, eds. (1984). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1906–1921. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5. 
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