Gunboats


HMS Hussar


TypeTorpedo Gunboat
ClassHalcyon (or Dryad)
Built1894
Speed19.7 Knots
Weight1,070 tons
Armament4 x 6pdr, 1 x Nordenfeldt MG, 5 x Torpedo Tubes
Crew120
FateShe was sold off in 1920 and broken up in Malta the following year.
NotesShe served in the Mediterranean from 1896 to 1905. Then she was used as an RNR Drill Ship. Later she was moved to Fishery Protection duties. In 1907, her guns were removed and she returned to the Mediterranean as teh Admiral's yacht. In 1914 she was converted to a minesweeper within which role she served with much distinction at the Dardanelles.


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by Stephen Luscombe