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Name: PANTHER
Type: Torpedo Cruiser
Keel: 11/09/1884
Launched: 13/06/1885
Completed: 16/12/1885
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 480
Dimensions: 1552disp, 224.0 x 34.9 x 14.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x C2cyl (34 & 68 x ?ins), 4628ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 18.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 12cm, 4 x 1 x 4.7cm guns; 4 x 1 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
16/12/1885 Austro-Hungarian Navy
1920 Broken up
Comments: Armament was provided by Krupp at Essen
Designed to counter the threat of torpedo armed Destroyers
1920: At the end of WW1 she was ceded to the UK as war reparation
1920: Broken up at Messina, Italy


PANTHER ready for launch. Above photo copyright of Northumberland County Council Archives

The launch party for PANTHER. Above photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Archives

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship