Heron Class Gunboat (1897)

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Britain launched four Heron Class Gunboats in 1897 for use on the China Station.

Overview of 4 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Nightingale Yarrow & Company 20 Oct, 1897 Sold 20 Nov, 1919
Robin Yarrow & Company 1897 Sold Sep, 1928
Sandpiper Yarrow & Company 2 Jul, 1897 Sold 18 Oct, 1920
Snipe Yarrow & Company 1897 Sold 20 Nov, 1919

Design

The vessels were as follows:[1]

  • 85 tons
  • 108 feet overall (100 between perpendiculars)
  • 2 foot draught
  • 20 foot beam
  • 9 knots on 240 I.H.P.

Armament

  • two 6-pdrs
  • four machine guns

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 105.

Bibliography


Heron Class River Gunboat
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