HMS Thetis (1890)
|Builder:||J & G Thomson, Clydebank|
|Laid down:||29 October 1889|
|Launched:||13 December 1890|
|Fate:||Deliberately sunk in the Zeebrugge Raid on 23 April 1918|
|Class and type:||Apollo-class 2nd class protected cruiser|
|Length:||314 ft (95.7 m)|
|Beam:||43 ft (13.1 m)|
|Draught:||17.5 ft (5.3 m)|
|Propulsion:||Twin triple-expansion coal-fired steam engines, 7,000 indicated hp (5 MW), twin screws|
|Speed:||18.5 knots (34 km/h) maximum|
|Complement:||273 to 300 (Officers and Men)|
|Armour:||1.3 to 2 in (33 to 51 mm) deck, no belt|
HMS Thetis was an Apollo-class 2nd class protected cruiser of the Royal Navy, launched on 13 December 1890. Her first significant mission was service in the Bering Sea Patrol with American warships in a combined effort to suppress poaching in the Bering Sea.
Under the command of Captain W. Stokes-Rees, she later served on the Mediterranean Station until relieved in March 1901. She paid of at Chatham in early June 1901, and was placed in the Fleet reserve.
The latter half of her career was spent as a mine-layer. Laden with concrete, she was deliberately sunk as a blockship in attempt to block the canal in the Zeebrugge Raid during the First World War, on 23 April 1918.
- "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36407). London. 20 March 1901. p. 7.
- "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36478). London. 11 June 1901. 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.
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