HMS Orlando

HMS OrlandoMessrs Palmer at Jarrow England built HMS Orlando and she was ready to sail in 1888, having taken 3 years to build.

HMS Orlando was a Royal Navy armoured cruiser

HMS Orlando’s first duty was in 1890 to the Australian station. It left there in 1899 moving on to China, where those on board saw military action in the Boxer Rebellion.

In 1901 HMS Orlando returned to Britain where she was reduced to subsidiary duties. In 1902 HMS Orlando was placed in reserve and was finally sold on 11th July 1905.

Facts about the vessel

  • Displacement:5,600 tons
  • Horse power:8,500
  • Length 300 foot, Beam: 56 foot, Draught: 22 foot 6 inches.
  • Armament: two 22 ton guns, ten 6-pound guns and ten 3-pound quick-firers
  • A partial belt of 10 inches armour
  • Speed:18.1 knots
  • Complement: 484.

Source – Army and Navy Illustrated 1900.

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About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, Pharos Tutor, lover of Books & History, Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, avid note taker and journal writer.
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