HMS Rainbow

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Rainbow, 1890
Type: Light Cruiser ; late Cruiser, 2nd Class ; Armament 2 x 6" ; 6 x 4.7" ; 3 x 12 pdr ; 1 x 3 pdr
Launched : 1890 ; Displacement: 3600 tons
Machinery notes: 7,000 ND ; 9,000 FD
Notes:

1890 Building at Palmer's Shipbuilding Company

27 Jun 1900 Devonport. Orders received for a naval mobilization to take place on Tuesday, July 10th - see Colossus for details.

4 Aug 1910 Commissioned at Portsmouth

1910-20 Esquimalt, BC

Aug 1914 sails to the aid of the Algerine - see p 600 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-4.pdf.