Apollo Class Cruiser (1890)
The twenty one Second-Class Cruisers of the Apollo Class were quite old during World War I.
|Overview of 21 vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Æolus||Devonport Royal Dockyard||1890||13 Nov, 1891||6 Jan, 1894||1914|
|Andromache||Chatham Royal Dockyard||Apr, 1889||14 Aug, 1890||1892||1920|
|Apollo||Chatham Royal Dockyard||Apr, 1889||10 Feb, 1891||1892||1920|
|Brilliant||Sheerness Royal Dockyard||1890||24 Jun, 1891||1893||Blockship 23 Apr, 1918|
|Indefatigable||London & Glasgow, Glasgow||1890||12 Mar, 1891||1892||Sold 1913|
|Intrepid||London & Glasgow, Glasgow||1890||20 Jun, 1891||1894||Blockship 23 Apr, 1918|
|Iphigenia||London & Glasgow, Glasgow||1890||19 Nov, 1891||1892||Blockship 23 Apr, 1918|
|Latona||Vickers||1889||22 May, 1890||1893||Sold 22 Dec, 1920|
|Melampus||Vickers, Barrow||1889||2 Aug, 1890||Sold 1910|
|Naiad||Vickers, Barrow||1889||29 Nov, 1890||1893||Sold 1922|
|Pique||Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow||1889||13 Dec, 1890||Sold 1911|
|Rainbow||Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow||1890||25 Mar, 1891||1892||Sold 1920|
|Retribution||Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow||1890||6 Aug, 1891||Sold 1911|
|Sappho||Samuda Brothers, Poplar||1890||9 May, 1891||1893||Sold 1921|
|Scylla||Samuda Brothers, Poplar||1890||17 Oct, 1891||1892||Sold 1914|
|Sirius||Armstrong, Whitworth & Company, Elswick||Sep, 1889||27 Oct, 1890||1891||Blockship 23 Apr, 1918|
|Spartan||Armstrong, Whitworth & Company, Elswick||Dec, 1889||25 Feb, 1891||1892||Sold 26 Jun, 1931|
|Sybille||Robert Stephenson & Company, Newcastle||1889||27 Dec, 1890||Wrecked 16 Jan, 1901|
|Terpsichore||J. & G. Thomson, Glasgow||1889||30 Oct, 1890||Sold 1914|
|Thetis||J. & G. Thomson, Glasgow||1889||13 Dec, 1890||1892||Blockship 23 Apr, 1918|
|Tribune||J. & G. Thomson, Glasgow||1889||24 Feb, 1891||Sold 1911|
Æolus in 1895 fired a Mark VIII R.L. torpedo from her stern A.W. torpedo tube while steaming 17.5 knots. The torpedo was lost because the tube was submerged at time of firing and this was found to collapse the torpedoes' buoyancy chamber with some regularity. Astræa had also lost a torpedo. It was found that these ships would generally have this issue at speeds above 12 knots. Fox, Iphigenia and Intrepid. It was considered that ships not yet complete should have their designs altered, but tests in Eclipse showed better firing from the tube while submerged.
- Principal Questions Dealt with by the Director of Naval Ordnance, 1904. pp. 249-253.
- Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1896. pp. 36-7.
- Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
|Apollo Class Second Class Protected Cruiser|
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