HMS Andromeda

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1956

Built Pembroke Dockyard, laid down December 1895, completed September 1899.

Length 435 feet pp 462 feet 6 inches overall, beam 69 feet, draught 25 feet 6 inches, displacement 11,00 tons load.

2 shaft triple expansion engines, 16.500/18,000 ihp, 20/20.5 knots

First Class Cruiser
Speed 16.5 Knots
Armament 16 x 6 inch Guns, 3 x 3pdr Guns, Torpedoes

This was a sound but slow ship. She was made obsolete with the re-introduction of the armoured cruisers. She became the Powerful II in 1913, Impregnable II in 1919 and the Defiance in 1931.

Boys training ship Devonport

Broken up in Belgium in 1956

My Postcards

Postally used 2 April 1910.
Postcard series: Abrahams Devonport


Not postally used.
Postcard series: Rotary Photographic, Rotary Photo E.C.
Series number: 3922A


Posted from Swansea 20 Sep 1904.
Postcard series: D.F & Co, D.F & Go


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