Thursday, 13 July 2017

British screw steam sloop HMS Condor wrecked according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1901-1902 no. 11

An item reported that the British small cruiser Condor probably was lost on the South American west coast. The ship just two years in service, with a displacement of 960 tons, 1.400 ihp horsepower, a speed of 13,5 miles and a crew numbering 130 men departed from Esquimalt [British Columbia, Canada?] towards Honolulu, Hawaii. The Egeria discovered some wreckage and parts of her inventory.(1)

1. Part of the Condor-class steel built screw steam sloops, launched at the Sheerness Dockyard, England on 17 December 1898 and foundered in a gale off Cape Flattery, USA on 3 December 1901.