HMS Spartiate (1898)

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HMS Spartiate
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Spartiate
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Launched: 27 October 1898
Renamed: Fisgard, June 1915
Fate: Sold July 1932
General characteristics
Class and type: Diadem-class cruiser
Displacement: 11,000 tons
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)
Speed: 20–20.5 kn (37.0–38.0 km/h; 23.0–23.6 mph)
Complement: 760
  • 6 inch casemates
  • 4.5-2 inch decks

HMS Spartiate was a ship of the Diadem-class protected cruisers in the Royal Navy. She was built at Pembroke Dock and launched on 27 October 1898. She was a stokers' training ship in 1914 and was renamed Fisgard in June 1915. She survived the First World War and was sold in July 1932. She returned to Pembroke to be broken up.


Spartiate was delivered at Portsmouth from Pembroke dockyard in April, 1900, and in the following winter went on her trials. Sand in the condensers led to friction in her machinery, and her engines had to be re-constructed. New trials the following year ended with her condenser tubes leaking so badly they had to be replaced with new ones before she could be ready. A third attempt at trials in April 1902 was also abandoned, but she finally completed her trials in July that year,[1] and was ready for sea in March 1903.


  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36820). London. 15 July 1902. p. 11. 


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