H.M.S. Shannon (1875)

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H.M.S. Shannon (1875)
Builder: Pembroke Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 29 Aug, 1873[2]
Launched: 11 Nov, 1875[3]
Commissioned: 17 Sep, 1877[4]
Sold: Dec, 1899[5]

H.M.S. Shannon was completed in 1877 as the Royal Navy's first armoured cruiser.

Design & Construction

Service

Re-commissioned at Devonport on 6 August, 1885 with a crew turned over from the Template:UK-1Valiant for work with the Coast Guard Service in Bantry.[6]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 63.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 63.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 63.
  4. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 63.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 63.
  6. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 236.
  7. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 236.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 249.



Armoured Cruiser H.M.S. Shannon
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