HMS Circe

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Circe, 1892
Type: Gun boat, first class ; Armament Various: 2 x 4.7" ; 4 x 3 pdr or 1 - 4.7 inch, 2 - 12 pdr., 1 - 6 pdr. AA.
Launched : 14 Jun 1892 ; Disposal date or year : 1920
Displacement: 735 ; later 810 tons
Propulsion: Twin screw Complement: 91
Machinery notes: 4000 ND - 5,700 FD ; I.H.P. 2500 = 17-5 kts. Coal : 190 tons. Late 4500 ; Speed ; 20.2 knots ;
Notes:

1890 Building at Sheerness

26 Jun 1897 Present at the Naval Review at Spithead in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.

27 Jun 1900 Sheerness and Chatham. Orders received for vessels to be specially commissioned for a naval mobilization to take place on Tuesday, July 10th - see Colossus for details.

Aug 1914 Mine-sweeping Gun Boat - Home Fleet.

1919 Note.-Similar vessels, Circe, Gossamer, Speedwell, Skipjack, Spanker, Seda, are on Disposal List, 1919. Halcyon on Sale List.