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Name: SIRIUS
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 08/1889
Launched: 27/10/1890
Completed: 28/10/1891
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 564
Dimensions: 3600disp, 300.0 x 43.4 x 17.4(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (33.5, 49 & 74 x 33ins), 5500ihp to 9000hp
Engines by: Maudslay, Sons & Field, Lambeth
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 6.0ins QF, 6 x 1 x 4.7ins, 8 x 1 x 6pdr guns;
4 x 1 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
28/10/1891 British Royal Navy
23/04/1918 Sank
Comments: Member of the Apollo Class
23/04/1918: Expended as a blockship at Ostend


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Brassey's illustration of the Apollo class 1897