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Name: PIQUE
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 30/10/1889
Launched: 13/12/1890
Completed: 12/1891
Builder: Palmer's 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: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
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 courtesy of Photoship

Brassey's illustration of the Apollo class 1897

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 23/03/1892