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Type: Late Light Cruiser ; late Cruiser 3rd Class ; Armament 2 x 6" ; 1 x 12 pdr ; 5 x 3 pdr
Launched : 7 Jun 1883 ; Disposal date or year : 1922
Displacement: 2770 tons
Propulsion: Screw Complement: 295
Machinery notes: 3720 ; Speed ; 14.6 knots ;
21 Sep 1885 Commissioned at Chatham
Apr 1886 Training squadron
2 May 1886 A telegram from the Lloyds signal station at the Lizard timed 9.5 pm, reports HMS Rover passed east today towing the Calypso, with screw damaged, for Plymouth ; parted company with the Active and Volage yesterday.
1890 Training Squadron
26 Jun 1897 Present at the Naval Review at Spithead in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.
1902 Drill ship for the Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve
1916 Renamed Briton
Type: Light Cruiser ; Armament 5 x 6" ; 2 x 3" AA etc.
Launched : 1917 ; Disposal date or year : 1940
Displacement: 4120 tons
22 Nov 1918 left Rosyth for operations in the Baltic, but having damaged her propellor was detailed to take the survivors of the mined light cruiser Cassandra back to England - see p. 645 www.naval-review.org/issues/1921-4.pdf.
Jan 1919 returned to England for refit and leave etc.
Early Mar 1919 become one of the new 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron of the Mediterranean Fleet - see p. 650-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1921-4.pdf.
3 May 1919 ordered from Sevastopol to Theodosia, Kertch - see p. 472-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1921-3.pdf.
5 May 1919 left for the Sea of Azov to relieve the Centaur - see p. 658-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1921-4.pdf.
1 Jun 1919 to visit Genichesk under to arrange with the Bolsheviks for the removal of all shipping.
25 Feb 1920 at Batoum : relieved by the Caradoc - see p. 129-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1922-1.pdf.
23 Jul 1920 relieved by the Caradoc as S.N.O. Egypt - see p. 302->.