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Name: RAINBOW
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 1890
Launched: 25/03/1891
Completed: 03/1892
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 645
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:
03/1892 British Royal Navy
1910 Royal Canadian Navy
1920 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Apollo Class
1890: Tender price from Palmers was 163018
1917: Converted to a depot ship at Esquimalt
1920: Broken up at Seattle


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as HMCS RAINBOW copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives - James Stitt Matthews

Above photo as HMCS RAINBOW copyright of the City of Vancouver Archives - James Stitt Matthews

HMCS RAINBOW at Esquimalt, being converted to a depot ship

Brassey's illustration of the Apollo class 1897

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 23/03/1892