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Name: PACTOLUS
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 04/05/1896
Launched: 21/12/1896
Completed: 01/1899
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 657
Dimensions: 2135disp, 300.0 x 36.5 x 16.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl, 5000ihp
Engines by: J Penn & Sons, London
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 18.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 8 x 4.0ins, 8 x 3pdr guns; 2 x 18.0ins torpedo
History:
01/1899 British Royal Navy
25/10/1921 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Pelorus class, that was used as a test bed for various boiler designs
Withdrawn from active service early in life due to problems with her Blechynden boilers
1904: Converted to a submarine depot ship
25/10/1921: Broken up by Multilocular Shipbreaking Co, Stranraer


Above photo courtesy of terry Summerson