HMS Mildura (1889)

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For other ships of the same name, see HMS Pelorus and HMAS Mildura.
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HMS Mildura at Port Melbourne in May 1901
Career (United Kingdom) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Pelorus(1889-1890)
HMS Mildura (1890-1906)
Namesake: Mildura, Victoria
Builder: Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear
Launched: 25 November 1889
Fate: sold in 3 April 1906 for breaking up.
General characteristics
Class & type: Pearl-class cruiser
Displacement: 2,575 tons
Length: 278 ft (85 m) oa
256 ft (78 m) pp[1]
Beam: 41 ft (12 m)[1]
Draught: 15 ft 6 in (4.72 m)
Installed power: 7,500 ihp on forced draught
  • 2 x 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engines
  • 4 x double-ended cylindrical boilers
  • 2 screws[1]
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h)
Complement: 217
Armament: 8 x QF 4.7 inch (120 mm) guns

8 x 3-pounder guns
4 x machine guns

2 x 14-inch (356 mm) torpedo tubes
Armour: Deck: 1 - 2 inch
Gunshields: 2 inch
Conning tower: 3 inch

HMS Mildura was an Pearl-class cruiser of the Royal Navy, built by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear and launched on 25 November 1889 named HMS Pelorus.[2] She was a 2,575 ton displacement, third class cruiser with a top speed of 19 knots, and a crew complement of 217. Per the Imperial Defense Act of 1887, she served primarily in Australian waters, renamed HMS Mildura in April 1890. She was part of the naval escort for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York to New Zealand aboard the chartered Royal liner HMS Ophir during 1901.[2]

She was sold to Garnham, London for scrap in 1906 for £7,200.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c Winfield (2004) p.276
  2. ^ a b c Bastock, p.101.
  3. ^ History of the World's Navy: Pearl Class