HMS Phoebe (1890)

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HMS Phoebe Hobart 1903 AWM 302238.jpeg
HMS Phoebe in Hobart, Tasmania in 1903.
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Phoebe
Builder: HMNB Devonport
Launched: 1 July 1890
Fate: Sold in July 1906 for breaking up.
General characteristics
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
Propulsion:
  • 2 x 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engines
  • 4 x double-ended cylindrical boilers
  • 2 screws[1]
Speed: 19 knots
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 Phoebe was an Pearl-class cruiser of the Royal Navy, built at the HMNB Devonport and launched on 1 July 1890.[2] She served as part of the Cape and West Africa Station from 1893 until 1897. During this time she participated in the Benin Expedition.[2] After spending two years in reserve she left Plymouth for Australia in early March 1901 to commence service on the Australia Station.[3] She left the Australia Station on 23 December 1905 for England.

Fate[edit]

She was paid off and sold in July 1906 to A.Anderson, Copenhagen.[2]

A Pearl-class cruiser from Brassey's Naval Annual, 1897

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Winfield (2004) p.276
  2. ^ a b c Bastock 1988, p.119.
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Saturday, 9 March 1901. (36398), p. 12.

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