H.M.S. Aurora (1887)

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H.M.S. Aurora (1887)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard [1]
Laid down: 1 Feb, 1886[2]
Launched: 28 Oct, 1887[3]
Commissioned: Jul, 1889[4]
Sold: 2 Oct, 1907[5]

H.M.S. Aurora was one of 7 armoured cruisers of the Orlando class.

Service

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

Mishaps

In October 1890, Aurora reported three cases where two different Mark VIII R.L. torpedoes, fired from two different Mark VII B. tubes broke a propellor blade. It happened a fourth time in January 1891! The ship was at anchor, and no marks within the tubes indicated contact with the propellors. Extensive testing indicated that a combination of small faults in the tube may have caused the props to strike the tripper. The trippers were shortened to suit.[13]

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 65.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 65.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 65.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 65.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 65.
  6. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  7. Jackson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38. p. 681.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 200.
  9. Fanshawe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/17. f. 88.
  10. "The Diamond Jubilee" The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 16, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35231.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 227.
  12. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 281.
  13. Annual Report of the Torpedo School, 1891. pp. 44-5.

Bibliography


Orlando Class Armoured Cruiser
Aurora Australia Galatea Immortalité Narcissus
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