HMS Boomerang (1889)

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HMS Boomerang anchored at Sydney in c. 1891–1905.
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Whiting
Builder: Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear[1]
Yard number: 545
Laid down: 17 August 1888
Launched: 24 July 1889
Completed: 14 February 1891
Renamed: HMS Boomerang - 2 April 1890
Fate: sold 11 July 1905 at Portsmouth, Hampshire.
General characteristics
Type: Torpedo gunboat
Displacement: 735 tons
Length: 242 ft (74 m)
Beam: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Draught: 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m)
Installed power: 3,600 ihp (2,700 kW)
Propulsion:
  • Twin triple-expansion steam engines
  • Locomotive boilers
  • Twin screws
  • (later re-boilered with water-tube boilers)
Speed: 19 kn (35 km/h)
Complement: 91
Armament:

HMS Boomerang was an Sharpshooter-class torpedo gunboat of the Royal Navy, originally named HMS Whiting, built by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear and launched on 24 July 1889.[3] Renamed Boomerang on 2 April 1890, she formed part of the Auxiliary Squadron of the Australia Station.

Service details[edit]

Boomerang arrived in Sydney with the squadron on 5 September 1891. Lieutenant and commander Edward Matthew Hale was appointed in command on 15 February 1900.[4]

She left the Australia Station on 22 August 1904. She was sold for £1900 in July 1905 at Portsmouth.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "HMS Boomerang (1891)". www.tynebuiltships.co.uk. Retrieved 5 Apr 2017. 
  2. ^ Winfield (2004) p.305
  3. ^ a b Bastock 1988, p.105.
  4. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36052). London. 30 January 1900. p. 11. 

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