An item referred to the magazine La Marine francaise reported that the British cruiser 3rd class Pelorus now under construction was to be fitted out with a steam engine developing 7.000ihp fir natural draft allowing a speed of 20 miles.(1)
1. Laid down at the Sheerness dockyard in 1896, commissioned on 15 December 1896 and sold to be broken up in 1920. Building costs 154.315 pond sterling. Of the Pelorus-class designed by chief constructor of the British Royal Navy Sir William White (2 February 1845 Plymouth, England-27 February 1913 London, England), consisting of the Pactolus, Pandora, Pegasus, Pelorus, Perseus, Pioneer, Pomone, Prometheus, Proserpine, Psyche and Pyramus, preceded by the Arrogant-class and succeeded by the Highflyer-class.