Heron Class Gunboat (1897)
From The Dreadnought Project
Britain launched four Heron Class Gunboats in 1897 for use on the China Station.
|Overview of 4 vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Nightingale||Yarrow & Company||20 Oct, 1897||Sold 20 Nov, 1919|
|Robin||Yarrow & Company||1897||Sold Sep, 1928|
|Sandpiper||Yarrow & Company||2 Jul, 1897||Sold 18 Oct, 1920|
|Snipe||Yarrow & Company||1897||Sold 20 Nov, 1919|
The vessels were as follows:
- 85 tons
- 108 feet overall (100 between perpendiculars)
- 2 foot draught
- 20 foot beam
- 9 knots on 240 I.H.P.
- two 6-pdrs
- four machine guns
- Dittmar; Colledge. British Warships 1914–1919. p. 105.
|Heron Class River Gunboat|
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