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HMS Mildura (1889)

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Name  Pelorus
Completed  20 December 1890
Construction started  15 August 1888
Weight  2,616 tons
Draft  4.72 m
Laid down  15 Aug 1888
Renamed  Mildura, April 1890
Launched  27 November 1889
Displacement  2.336 million kg
Builder  Armstrong Whitworth
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Namesake  Pelorus Mildura, Victoria
Fate  Sold for scrap, 3 April 1906

HMS Mildura was an Pearl-class cruiser built for the Royal Navy in the late 1880s. Originally named HMS Pelorus, she was renamed after an Australian town in April 1890. Per the Imperial Defense Act of 1887, she served primarily in Australian waters.

Captain Henry Leah was in command from April 1897 until April 1900, when Captain Henry C. A. Baynes arrived in Australia on board the HMS Diana to take command of the ship. He was succeeded by Captain Charles Kingsmill in September 1900. She was part of the naval escort for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) to New Zealand aboard the chartered Royal liner HMS Ophir during 1901. She visited Norfolk Island in July 1902.

She was sold to Garnham, London for scrap in 1906 for £7,200.

References

HMS Mildura (1889) Wikipedia


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