John Elder & Co.
2 November 1874
4 November 1876
Training ship, 1902
Sold for breaking up 12 July 1910
Class and type:
Nelson-class armoured cruiser
280 ft (85 m) pp
60 ft (18 m)
24 ft 10 in (7.57 m)
2 shaft Elder steam engine
knots (26 km/h)
10-inch (254 mm) Rifled Muzzle Loading guns
14 x 3 pdr (added 1889)
9-inch (229 mm) Rifled Muzzle Loading guns
6 x 20 pdr guns (removed 1889)
4 x 4.7 inch (120 mm) QF (added 1889)
6 x 6 pdr QF (added 1889)
Belt: 6–9 in (150–230 mm)
Plan & section of HMS
HMS was a Nelson Nelson-class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy, built by John Elder & Company, Govan, Scotland and launched in 1876, commissioned in 1881, and sold for scrapping in 1910.
Service history [ edit ]
She sailed for the
Australia Station after commissioning, and served there until 1889. She then commenced a two year refit.
From 1891 until 1894 she was a guardship at
Portsmouth, before being placed in reserve. She was converted to a training ship for stokers in 1902 and broken up in the Netherlands after being sold in 1910.
References [ edit ]
Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475. Roger Chesneau and Eugene M. Kolesnik, ed.,
Conway's All The Worlds Fighting Ships, 1860-1905, (Conway Maritime Press, London, 1979), ISBN 0-85177-133-5
"Naval Historical Society of Australia, HMS Nelson, Armour Belted Cruiser 1882" . Retrieved . 2008-06-06
External links [ edit ]