HMS Andromeda (1897)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Launched:||30 April 1897|
|Renamed:||Powerful II, 23 September 1913
Impregnable II November 1919
Defiance 20 January 1931
|Reclassified:||Training ship Powerful II, 23 September 1913|
|Fate:||Sold for breaking up|
|Class and type:||Diadem-class protected cruiser|
|Length:||435 ft (133 m) (462 ft 6 in (140.97 m) o/a)|
|Beam:||69 ft (21 m)|
|Draught:||25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 shaft triple expansion engines
16.500 - 18,000 hp
|Speed:||20–20.5 kn (37.0–38.0 km/h; 23.0–23.6 mph)|
|Armament:||16 × single QF 6-inch (152.4 mm) guns
|Armour:||6 inch casemates
4.5-2 inch decks
In March 1901 she was one of two cruisers to escort HMS Ophir, commissioned as a royal yacht for the world tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George and Queen Mary), from Gibraltar to Malta, and then to Port Said. Captain Christopher Cradock was appointed in command on 24 March 1902, and from June that year she served as flag ship to Rear-Admiral Sir Baldwin Wake Walker, rear-admiral for the Cruiser division of the mediterranean Fleet.
In 1913 she was converted to a training ship and renamed Powerful II on 23 September 1913. She was later renamed Impregnable II in November 1919 and finally, HMS Defiance on 20 January 1931, when she became part of the torpedo school.
She was sold and arrived at Burgt, in Belgium, for breaking up on 14 August 1956.
- "The Duke of Cornwall´s visit to the colonies" The Times (London). Wednesday, 13 March 1901. (36401), p. 5.
- "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Tuesday, 25 March 1902. (36724), p. 9.
- "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Tuesday, 27 May 1902. (36778), p. 10.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
- Diadem class at worldwar1.co.uk