HMS Andromache

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1920

An Apollo Class second class Cruiser, built at Chatham Dockyard. Laid down April 1889, launched 13th November 1891 and completed 6th January 1894. HMS Andromache was one of 21 cruisers of the class, which had been ordered under the naval defence act of 1889.

Considered to be poor sea going ships as in poor sea conditions their fighting capability was decreased severely.

HMS Andromache along with her sister ships HMS Apollo, HMS Intrepid, HMS Iphigenia, HMS Latona, HMS Naiad and HMS Thetis were converted to minelayers. HMS Andromache was laid up out of commission in 1906 until the conversion in 1907. With this completed in 1909, during the initial years of the war, she operated from Dover and Sheerness. Howver in 1915 HMS Andromache became a depot ship in the Mediterranean.

HMS Andromache was finally scraped in 1920.

Displacement: 3400 Tons Speed: 20 knots, Crew: 273 Armament: Two 6 - inch Guns Six 4.7-inch QF guns, Eight 6 pounder and One 3 pdr Quick Firing Guns. Four machine Guns. Four 14-inch Torpedo Tubes

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Not postally used.
Postcard series: Martmann
Series number: 3973.4


Not postally used.
Postcard series: Hartmann
Postcard number: 3973.4


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