HMS Mildura (1889)
HMS Mildura at Port Melbourne in May 1901
|Career (United Kingdom)|
HMS Mildura (1890-1906)
|Builder:||Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear|
|Launched:||25 November 1889|
|Fate:||sold in 3 April 1906 for breaking up.|
|Class & type:||Pearl-class cruiser|
|Length:||278 ft (85 m) oa
256 ft (78 m) pp
|Beam:||41 ft (12 m)|
|Draught:||15 ft 6 in (4.72 m)|
|Installed power:||7,500 ihp on forced draught|
|Speed:||19 knots (35 km/h)|
|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. 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.
- Winfield (2004) p.276
- Bastock, p.101.
- History of the World's Navy: Pearl Class
- Bastock, John (1988), Ships on the Australia Station, Child & Associates Publishing Pty Ltd; Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN 0-86777-348-0
- Winfield, Rif; Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.
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