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Name: BELLONA
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 1889
Launched: 29/08/1890
Completed: 1891
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 290
Dimensions: 1830disp, 280.0 x 35.0 x 13.25(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (27, 40.5 & 60 x 27ins), 6000hp, 3539ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 18.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 1 x 4.7ins guns, 2 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
1891 British Royal Navy
10/07/1906 Sold
Comments: Member of the Barham Class
Speed was much less than expected so restricted to employment as despatch vessel
1898: Reboilered at Portsmouth


Above photo copyright of the Imperial War Museum

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Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Shields Daily Gazette, Saturday, 30/08/1890