Thursday, 6 July 2017

British protected cruiser HMS Pyramus preparing for trials according to the Dutch magazine dated Marineblad 1899-1900 no. 5


An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the British 2.135 tons cruiser 3rd class Pyramus with a horsepower of 7.000 ihp and a speed of 20 miles, built by Palmer arrived on 20 April at Sheerness. She was to be prepared at Chatham, England for her trials.(1)

1. Of the Pelorus-class protected cruisers, laid down by Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow, England in May 1896, launched on 15 May 1897, completed in 1900 and sold to be broken up on 21 April 1920.