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Apollo, 1891
Type: Cruiser, 2nd Class ; Armament 8 ; later 4 x 4.7"
Launched : 18 Feb 1891 ; Disposal date or year : 1920
Displacement: 3400 tons
Propulsion: Twin Screw Complement: 273
Machinery notes: 9000 HP ; Speed ; 20 knots ;
Notes:
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 Apollo 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, but it is understood that she may be prepared, in order to releive the Undaunted on the China station
27 Jun 1900 Devonport. Orders received for a naval mobilization to take place on Tuesday, July 10th - see Colossus for details.
1909 Converted for use as a minelayer
Aug 1914 Mine Layer Squadron - Home Fleet - The Nore