HMS Phoebe (1890)
|Launched:||1 July 1890|
|Fate:||Sold in July 1906 for breaking up.|
|Class and 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|
|Armament:||8 x QF 4.7 inch (120 mm) guns
8 x 3-pounder guns
|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. She served as part of the Cape and West Africa Station from 1893 until 1897. During this time she participated in the Benin Expedition. After spending two years in reserve she left Plymouth for Australia in early March 1901 to commence service on the Australia Station. She left the Australia Station on 23 December 1905 for England.
She was paid off and sold in July 1906 to A.Anderson, Copenhagen.
- Winfield (2004) p.276
- Bastock 1988, p.119.
- "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Saturday, 9 March 1901. (36398), p. 12.
- 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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