Pelorus Class Cruiser (1896)

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The eleven third class cruisers of the Pelorus Class were completed between 1897 and 1901.



  • eight Q.F. 4-inch guns
  • eight Q.F. 3-pdr guns


  • two 18-in torpedo tubes

Other Weapons

Prior to reductions in such provisions enacted in mid-1903, the ships had been allowed 66 cutlasses.[1]

Dreyer Table

These ships had no fire control tables.[2]

Fire Control Instruments

See Also


  1. Principal Questions Dealt with by the Director of Naval Ordnance, 1904. pp. 249-253.
  2. Handbook of Captain F. C. Dreyer's Fire Control Tables, 1918. p. 3.


Pelorus Class Third Class Protected Cruiser
Pandora Pelorus Pegasus Perseus Pactolus
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