HMS Wallaroo (1890)
HMS Wallaroo c. 1902.
|Builder:||Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick, Tyne and Wear|
|Laid down:||15 August 1888|
|Launched:||5 February 1890|
|Completed:||27 January 1891|
|Fate:||Sold for scrap, February 1920|
|Class and type:||Pearl-class cruiser|
|Beam:||41 ft (12 m)|
|Draught:||15 ft 6 in (4.7 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × screws; 2 × 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engines|
|Speed:||19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)|
Renamed on 2 April 1890, as Wallaroo as part of the Auxiliary Squadron of the Australia Station. She arrived in Sydney with the squadron on 5 September 1891. She was placed into reserve upon arrival until 9 May 1894. She was sent to serve in China during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900. On 7 January 1904 while sailing off Montague Island, one of her boilers exploded killing four and wounding three. She left the Australia Station on 11 January 1906.
She was attached to HMS Indus as a training ship for mechanics at Devonport. She became a guard ship at Chatham in November 1914 and was renamed HMS Wallington in March 1919. She was sold in 1920, as Wallaroo to G. Sharpe for breaking up.
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