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Name: RAINBOW
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 1890
Launched: 25/03/1891
Completed: 03/1892
Builder: Palmer's 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: 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:
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

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