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Name: CERBERUS
Type: Monitor
Keel: 01/09/1867
Launched: 02/12/1868
Completed: 09/1870
Builder: Palmers' Shipbuilding & Iron Co
Yard: Jarrow
Yard Number: 225
Dimensions: 3340disp, 225.0 x 45.1 x 15.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x 2cyl (43 & 43 x 27ins), 1369ihp
Engines by: Maudslay Son & Field, Lambeth, London
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 10.0knots
Construction: Iron
Armament: 4 x 10.0ins, 2 x 12pdr & 2 x 6pdr QF guns
History:
09/1870 Victoria Naval Forces, Australia
1901 Commonwealth Naval Forces
1911 Royal Australian Navy
1921 Renamed PLATYPUS II
1924 Scuttled
Comments: Cost 117,556 to build with the British Admiralty meeting 80% of the cost
1870: Built with 2 x centerline, revolving turrets each with twin guns
1921: Reclassed as a submarine tender
1924: Sold to Melbourne Salvage Co for scrap for 409
1924: Hulk sold to Sandringham Council for 150
1924: Scuttled as a breakwater off Half Moon Bay, Melbourne
2010: Still largely intact and subject to a preservation project


CERBERUS before leaving the Tyne. Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo copyright of the State Library of Victoria

Above photo copyright of the State Library of Victoria

Above photo copyright of the State Library of Victoria

Above photo copyright of the State Library of Victoria

CERBERUS as she is today