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Type: Battle Ship, 1st Class, Armoured, late Barbette battleship ; Armament 30 (including 4 x 12 ")
Launched : 22 Nov 1882 ; Disposal date or year : 11 May 1909
Displacement: 9500 tons
Propulsion: Twin Screw Complement: 460
Machinery notes: 9570 ; Speed ; 16.4 knots ;
Low freeboard - poor sea-going ship
7 Nov 1889 Commissioned at Portsmouth for service on the Mediterranean station. See book "From Sail to Steam."
1890 Mediterranean - Winter at Malta and summer cruises in the Levant.
26 Jun 1897 Present at the Naval Review at Spithead in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.