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Type: Cruiser, second class ; Armament 2 x 6 " ; 6 x 4.7 " ; 8 x 6 pdr ; 1 x 3pdr
Launched : 14 Aug 1890 ; Displacement: 3400 tons
Propulsion: Twin screw Complement: 273
Machinery notes: H.P. 7000 = 18.5 kts. (nat.); 9000 = 20 kts. (f.d.). ; Speed ; 18.5 knots ;
Naval Defence Act, 1889.
1890 Building at Chatham ; Officers borne in Pembroke.
26 Jun 1897 Present at the Naval Review at Spithead in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.
4 Mar 1900 It is reported that the Andromache has been transferred from the Medway to the Devonport Fleet Reserve. With the exception of last year's manoeuvres this vessel has been unemployed since being built.
27 Jun 1900 Devonport. Orders received for a naval mobilization to take place on Tuesday, July 10th - see Colossus for details.
1910 Converted to Minelayers .
Aug 1914 Mine Layer Squadron - Home Fleet - The Nore.
Converted to Minelayers about 1910, but not so used now (ie 1914). Harbour Duties.