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Name: PIQUE
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 30/10/1889
Launched: 13/12/1890
Completed: 12/1891
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 644
Dimensions: 3600disp, 300.0 x 43.0 x 17.4(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (33.5, 49 & 74 x 39ins), 9000ihp
Engines by: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 18.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 6.0ins, 6 x 1 x 4.7ins, 8 x 1 x 6pdr QF guns; 4 x 1 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
12/1891 British Royal Navy
09/05/1911 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Apollo Class
1890: Tender price from Palmers was 163018
09/05/1911: Sold to FE Rudge for breaking up


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum. CLICK to enlarge/BACK to return

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is courtesy of Keith Tatum

Brassey's illustration of the Apollo class 1897

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 23/03/1892