Cruiser


HMS Iris, 1877


TypeSecond Class Cruiser (Despatch Vessel)
Built12th April 1877
Sister ShipHMS Mercury
Speed18 Knots
Weight3730
StationsMediterranean1879 - 1887 Portsmouth Reserve1887 - 1903
Crew275
FateUsed for Portsmouth harbour service from 1903, broken up 1905.
NotesWhen she was completed she was the first RN ship made from Steel


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