Cruiser


HMS Astraea


TypeSecond Class Cruiser
ClassAstraea Class
Ships in ClassAstraea, Bonaventure, Cambrian, Charybdis, Flora, Forte, Fox, Hermione
Built1893
Speed18 Knots
Weight4,360 tons
Armament2 x 6 inch Guns, 8 x 4.7inch Guns, 1 x 3pdr, 4 Torpedo Tubes
Crew318
FateSold in 1920, broken up in Germany.
NotesShe stayed in service up until World War I. She took part in the bombardment of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanganyika.


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by Stephen Luscombe