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Name: RETRIBUTION
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 1890
Launched: 06/08/1891
Completed: 1892
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Yard: Willington Quay
Yard Number: 646
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:
1892 British Royal Navy
04/04/1911 Broken up
Comments: Member of the Apollo Class of 2nd class cruisers
1890: Tender price from Palmers was 163018
04/04/1911: Sold for breaking up by FE Rudge


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Brassey's illustration of the Apollo class 1897

Shields Daily Gazette, Friday, 07/08/1892