HMS Northampton (1876)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Builder:||Robert Napier & Sons, Govan|
|Laid down:||26 October 1874|
|Launched:||18 November 1876|
|Reclassified:||Training ship, June 1894|
|Fate:||Sold for breaking up 4 April 1905|
|Class and type:||Nelson-class armoured cruiser|
|Length:||280 ft (85 m) pp|
|Beam:||60 ft (18 m)|
|Draught:||24 ft 10 in (7.57 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft Penn engine|
|Speed:||13 knots (24 km/h)|
|Armament:||4 x 10-inch (254 mm) Muzzle Loading Rifles
8 x 9-inch (229 mm) Muzzle Loading Rifles
HMS Northampton was a Nelson-class armoured cruiser of the Royal Navy, built by Robert Napier & Sons, Govan, Scotland and launched in 1876. The Nelson class were "essentially second-class ironclads". She was launched in 1876 but not commissioned until 1881.
Northampton was flagship of the North America and West Indies Station until she was placed in reserve in 1886. She was hulked as a boys' training ship in 1894 and used in home waters. In November 1901 she had a refit at Chatham Dockyard. She was sold for breaking up in 1905 to Ward, of Morecambe.
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