Highflyer Class Cruiser (1898)
The three cruisers of the Highflyer class were completed in 1899 and 1900.
|Overview of 3 vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Hermes||Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company||30 Apr, 1897||7 Apr, 1898||5 Oct, 1899||Torpedoed 31 Oct, 1914|
|Highflyer||Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company||7 Jun, 1897||4 Jun, 1898||7 Dec, 1899||Sold Jun, 1921|
|Hyacinth||London & Glasgow||27 Jan, 1897||27 Oct, 1898||3 Sep, 1900||Sold Nov, 1923|
- eleven 6-in Q.F. guns on P. II U.D. mountings
- nine 12-pdr on 12 c.w.t. mountings
- six 3-pdr Q.F. guns
In early 1905, it was approved that the 6-in guns should be equipped with "A" class cross connected sights.
- two submerged 18-in torpedo tubes arranged on the broadside forward, depressed 3 degrees and bearing abeam; axis of tube was 6 foot below load water line and 1 foot above deck.
Fire Control Instruments
In 1913, each ship was to receive two Officer of Quarters Range-Keeping Instruments.
- Principal Questions Dealt with by the Director of Naval Ordnance, 1905. pp. 489-91.
- Torpedo Manual, Vol. III, 1909. p. 265.
|Highflyer Class Second Class Protected Cruiser|
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