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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 (20.5, 33 &54 x 27ins), 7000ihp
Engines by: J Penn & Sons, London
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 8 x 1 x 4.0ins, 8 x 1 x 3pdr guns; 2 x 18.0ins torpedoes
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Withdrawn from active service early in life due to problems with her Blechynden boilers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 at Stranraer by Multilocular Shipbreaking Co


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum