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Topic: HMS Pyramus (1897) Escort
Posted By: Mal Murray
Subject: HMS Pyramus (1897) Escort
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2010 at 19:53
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Pyramus_%281897 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Pyramus_(1897 )
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HMS_Pyramus_%281897%29.jpg">HMS Pyramus (1897).jpg
HMS Pyramus ca. 1900.
Career
Class and type: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelorus_class_cruiser - Pelorus-class third-class http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruiser - cruiser
Name: HMS Pyramus
Builder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmers_Shipbuilding_and_Iron_Company - Palmers Shipbuilding and Iron Company , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarrow - Jarrow , http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England - England
Laid down: May 1896
Launched: 15 May 1897
Completed: 1900
Fate: Sold for scrapping 21 April 1920
General characteristics
Displacement: 2,135 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton - tons
Length: 300 ft (91 m) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Between_perpendiculars - between perpendiculars
313 ft 6 in (95.55 m) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Length_overall - length overall
Beam: 36 ft 6 in (11.1 m)
Draught: 16 ft (4.9 m)
Installed power:
  • Natural draught: 5,000 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indicated_horsepower - indicated horsepower (6.7 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megawatt - megawatts )
  • Forced draught: 7,000 indicated horsepower (9.4 megawatts)
Propulsion: Two-shaft, three-cylinder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple-expansion_engine - triple expansion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_engine - steam engine , 16 Reed watertube http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiler - boilers , 500 tons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal - coal
Speed:
  • Natural draught: 18.5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knot_%28speed%29 - knots (34.25 km/h)maximum
  • Forced draught: 20 knots (37 km/h) maximum
  • After several years of service, average maximum speeds of class dropped to 16 to 17 knots (29.6 to 31.5 km/h)
Complement: 224
Armament:
  • 8 x 4-inch (102-mm) quick-firing guns
  • 8 x 3-pounder (1.4-kg) quick-firing guns
  • 3 x http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_gun - machine guns
  • 2 x 18-inch (457-mm) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpedo_tube - torpedo tubes athwartships
Armour:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deck_%28ship%29 - Deck : 1.5 to 2 inches (38.1 to 50.8 mm)
  • Gunshields: 0.25 inch (6.35 mm)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conning_tower - Conning tower : 3 inches (76.2 mm)

HMS Pyramus was a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelorus_class_cruiser - Pelorus class cruiser of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Navy - Royal Navy . There were eleven ""Third class"" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected_cruiser - protected cruisers in the class, which was designed by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_White - Sir William White . While well armed for their size, they were primarily workhorses for the overseas fleet on “police” duties and did not serve with the main battlefleet.

They displaced 2,135 tons, had a crew complement of 224 men and were armed with eight http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_4_inch_naval_gun_Mk_I_-_III - QF 4 inch (102 mm) (25 pounder) guns , eight 3 pounder guns, three machine guns, and two 18 inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes. With reciprocating http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_engine - triple expansion engines and a variety of boilers, the top speed was 20 knots (37 km/h).

HMS Pyramus was laid down at Palmer, Jarrow on May 1896, launched on 15 May 1897. In 1914 she formed part of the escort for the New Zealand Force which http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_German_Samoa - occupied German Samoa (now http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa - Samoa ).

She was sold for scrap on 21 April 1920.

References

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HMS Pyramus in 1914
  • http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/light-cruiser/hms-Pelorous.html - World War I Naval Combat webpage
  • http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz/ship/show/297827 - Miramar Ship Index listing
  • Gardiner, Robert, ed. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905. New York: Mayflower Books Inc., 1979. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/0831703024 - ISBN 0-8317-0302-4 .





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