Cruiser


HMS Fearless, 1891


TypeTorpedo Cruiser
Built1886
Sister ShipScout
Speed17 Knots
Weight1580 tons
Armament4 x 5 inch Guns (replaced by rapid fire 4.7 inch guns), 8 x 3pdr, Torpedoes
StationsMediterranean1888 - 1900 China1900 - 1904
Crew147
FateSold in 1905
NotesShe was originally designed to operate with the fleet, but was found to be too slow and unwieldly. She was employed as a commerce protector instead.


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