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Name: PEGASUS
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 16/05/1896
Launched: 04/03/1897
Completed: 31/08/1898
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 718
Dimensions: 2135disp - 2740disp, 300.0 x 36.5 x 16.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl, 5000ihp
Engines by:
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 18.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 8 x 1 x 4.0ins, 8 x 1 x 3pdr guns, 2 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
31/08/1898 British Royal Navy
20/09/1914 Sank
Comments: A member of the Pelorus class
20/09/1914: In the early morning PEGASUS was anchored in Zanzibar harbour, now part of Tanzania, having left her battlegroup, which included HYACINTH and ASTRAEA, to attend to boiler and engine problems. The German light cruiser SMS KONIGSBERG launched a surprise attack on the ship. Out-ranged and out-gunned, PEGASUS was incapacitated within eight minutes and the captain, Commander Ingles, struck the colours to avoid further bloodshed. The ship sank later that day with the loss of 38 killed and 55 wounded.


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