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Name: BOOMERANG launched as WHITING
Type: Torpedo Gunboat
Keel: 17/08/1888
Launched: 24/07/1889
Completed: 14/02/1891
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 545
Dimensions: 739disp, 230.0 x 27.0 x 8.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (22, 33 & 49 x 21ins), 2500ihp to 4500ihp
Engines by: GE Belliss & Co, Birmingham
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 21.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 4 x 1 x 3pdr guns; 5 x 1 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
14/02/1891 British Royal Navy
11/07/1905 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Sharpshooter Class
24/07/1889: Launched as WHITING
02/04/1890: Renamed BOOMERANG
Part of the Auxiliary Squadron of the Australia Station
11/07/1905: Sold at Portsmouth, probably for breaking up


Above photo copyright of Allan Green