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Name: WALLAROO launched as PERSIAN
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 15/08/1888
Launched: 05/02/1890
Completed: 31/03/1891
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 544
Dimensions: 1490grt, 650nrt, 2575disp, 265.0 x 41.0 x 15.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (30.5, 45 & 68 x 33ins), 7500ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, St Peter's, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 19.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 8 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 8 x 1 x 3pdr guns; 4 x 1 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
31/03/1891 British Royal Navy
03/1919 Renamed WALLINGTON
27/02/1920 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Pearl or Katoomba Class of cruisers
05/02/1890: Launched as PERSIAN for the British Royal Navy
02/04/1890: Renamed as WALLAROO for the Australia Station
07/01/1904: A boiler explosion killed 4 of the crew
11/01/1906: Left the Australia station and returned to the UK
11/1914: Became a guard ship at Chatham
27/02/1920: Broken up by G Sharpe


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

WALLAROO firing a broadside. Photo copyright of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Layout of the Pearl Class Cruisers from Brassey's Naval Annual of 1897