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HMS Edinburgh - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Edinburgh

Name : HMS Edinburgh
Laid Down : 20th March 1879
Launched : 18th March 1882
Completed : 8th July 1887
Type : Battleship
Class : Colossus
Builder : Pembroke
Country : UK
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Fate : Sold 11th October 1910.

HMS Edinburgh, Royal Naval battleship with sister ship HMS Colossus, built at Pembroke Dockyard and launched 1882 completed October 1886. HMS Edinburgh first served in the Mediterranean from 1887-94 and then on return to Britain she was used as a coastguard ship at both Hull and Queensferry from 1894-97. HMS Edinburgh was placed in reserve from 1897-99 and reused as a tender to HMS Wildfire at Sheerness from 1899-1905. HMS Edinburgh was in Special Reserve at Chatham in 1906 and was then used as a target ship in 1908 before being sold in 1910. Both Colossus and Edinburgh had their heavy guns in turrets. Displacement: 9,420 tons. Length: 325ft. Beam:68ft. Draught: 26' 3". Guns: Four 45 ton BLR, five 6 inch guns ten 3 pounder quick-firers, and has a partial belt of armour from 18 to 14 ins. Horse power: 7,500 hp. Speed: 14.2 knots. Complement: 289.

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HMS Edinburgh Coastguard Ship at Queensferry


HMS Edinburgh, 1887.


HMS Edinburgh, 1887.


HMS Edinburgh, 1887.

Timeline Entries :


18th March 1882 - Launched
1890 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
29th March 1890 - Arrived Malta
22nd July 1890 - Arrived Malta
4th August 1890 - Sailed Malta for Gibraltar
12th August 1890 - Arrived Gibraltar from Malta
18th August 1890 - To be recommissioned at Malta
18th August 1890 - Capt. Henry St. L.B. Palliser in Command
2nd September 1890 - Arrived Toulon
6th September 1890 - Sailed Toulon
1891 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
14th March 1891 - Sailed Athens for Smyrna
6th August 1891 - Sailed Malta for Naples
3rd October 1891 - Arrived Malta
1892 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
8th January 1892 - Arrived Malta from Suda Bay
29th January 1892 - Off Snipe Point near Platea
12th February 1892 - Arrived Malta
8th December 1892 - At Malta
1893 - Mediterranean and Red Sea Fleet
19th April 1893 - Sailed Malta for Nauplia
22nd June 1893 - Near Tripoli, Lebanon
4th August 1895 - At Lough Swilley with the Reserve Fleet
16th July 1896 - Sailed Falmouth Roads
18th July 1896 - Arrived Milford Haven
26th June 1897 - Capt. J.R.E. Patrason in Command
26th June 1897 - Fleet Review celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria
5th June 1900 - Arrived Torbay for Manoeuvres
26th June 1900 - Arrived Chatham
7th July 1900 - Participated in the Summer Fleet Manoeuvres
30th January 1901 - Com. The Hon Francis C.B. Addington in Command
30th January 1901 - Sailed Sheerness for Spithead
16th August 1902 - Capt C.G. Treherne in Command
16th August 1902 - Coronation Review at Spithead
11th October 1910 - Sold For Break Up

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Last edited : 21:13, October 11, 2012
By : DataStream

First Added : 15:54, February 28, 2011
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