Cruiser


HMS Scout, 1901


TypeTorpedo Cruiser
Builtby Thomsons on the Clyde, 1885
Sister ShipFearless
Speed17 Knots
Armament4 x 5 inch Guns (replaced by rapid fire 4.7 inch guns), 8 x 3pdr, Torpedoes
StationsMediterranean1887 - 1903
Crew147
FateSold in 1904
NotesHer crew formed part of the Naval Brigades that served in Kitchener's campaign to re-conquer the Sudan, being a guard ship at Suakin. She was also awarded the battle honour 'Gambia' in 1901.


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