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Name: SAPPHIRE
Type: Light Cruiser
Keel: 30/03/1903
Launched: 17/03/1904
Completed: 07/02/1905
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 775
Dimensions: 2640disp - 3000disp, 360.0 x 40.0 x 14.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T4cyl (14.25, 38.5 & 42.25, 42.25ins), 9,800ihp
Engines by: Palmer's Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 21.75knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 12 x 1 x 4.0ins QF, 8 x 1 x 3pdr QF guns; 2 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
07/02/1905 British Royal Navy
09/05/1921 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Topaz Class of protected cruisers
09/05/1921: Sold to TW Ward Ltd for breaking up at Grays, Essex


Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo is copyright of the Imperial War Museum