Nelson-class cruiser

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HMS Nelson (AWM 302451).jpg
HMS Nelson in Hobart in 1884
Class overview
Name: Nelson
Preceded by: HMS Shannon
Succeeded by: Imperieuse class cruiser
Completed: 2
General characteristics
Type: armoured cruiser
Displacement: 7,473 tons
Length: 280 ft (85 m)
Beam: 60 ft (18 m)
Armament: 4 x 10-inch (254 mm) RML guns

8 x 9-inch (229 mm) RML guns
6 x 20 pdr guns

3 x 9 pdr guns

The Nelson class cruiser was a class of two armoured cruisers launched in 1876 for the Royal Navy. They were also known as iron armoured frigates.

Ships[edit]

  • Nelson – launched in 1876, converted to a training school in 1902, and sold in 1910.
  • Northampton – launched in 1876, converted to a training school in 1894, and sold in 1905.

Building Programme[edit]

The following table gives the build details and purchase cost of the members of the Nelson class. Standard British practice at that time was for these costs to exclude armament and stores. In the table:

  • Machinery meant "propelling machinery".
  • Hull included "hydraulic machinery, gun mountings, etc."[1]
Ship Builder Maker
of
Engines
Date of Cost according to
Laid Down Launch Completion (BNA 1895)[2] Parkes[3]
Hull Machinery Total
excluding
armament
Nelson Elder & Co, Glasgow Elder 2 Nov 1874 4 Nov 1876 26 Jul 1880 £303,310 £87,545 £390,865 £411,302
Northampton Napiers, Glasgow Penn 26 Oct 1874 18 Nov 1876 7 Dec 1878 £296,836 £98,968 £395,804 £414,441

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Naval Annual 1895 , p192-200
  2. ^ The Naval Annual 1895, p192-200
  3. ^ Parkes, Oscar, British Battleships, p238-243.

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