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Name: SYBILLE
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 11/10/1889
Launched: 27/12/1890
Completed: 05/1894
Builder: Robert Stephenson & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 17
Dimensions: 3600disp, 314.0 x 43.4 x 17.4(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (33.5, 49 & 74ins x 39ins), 5500ihp to 9000hp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 6.0ins QF, 6 x 1 x 4.7ins, 8 x 6pdr guns, 4 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
05/1894 British Royal Navy
16/01/1901 Wrecked
Comments: Member of the Apollo Class
04/1892: Completed & handed over to The Admiralty, but not immediately commissioned
16/01/1901: Wrecked at Lamberts Bay, South Africa


Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Shields Daily Gazette, Monday 29th December 1890

Shields Daily Gazette, Monday 4th April 1892