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Name: GORGON
Type: Monitor
Keel: 05/09/1870
Launched: 14/10/1871
Completed: 19/03/1874
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 270
Dimensions: 3480disp, 225.0 x 45.0 x 16.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x 4cyl, 1579ihp
Engines by: Ravenhill & Co, London
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 11.0knots
Construction: Iron
Armament: 2 x 2 x 10.0ins guns
History:
19/03/1874 British Royal Navy
12/05/1903 Unknown Owner
Comments: A member of the Cyclops Class of Breastwork Monitors
Cost 141,254 to build
1903: Sold for 8,400, probably for breaking up


Cyclops Class Monitors from Brassey's Naval Annual 1888-1889