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Type: Cruiser 1st Class Armoured ; late Tentative Types Of Ironclads ; Armament 2 x 22-ton 9" ; 10 x 6 in qf
Launched : 28 Oct 1887 ; Disposal date or year : 1907
Displacement: 5600 tons
Propulsion: Twin Screw Complement: 497
Machinery notes: 8500 hpi ; Speed ; 18 knots ;
Mar 1891 vessels in harbour at Devonport have been granted four days' leave during Easter, and the Aurora's men take leave by watches. She is at present undergoing extensive repairs to her engines.
10 Oct 1891 left Plymouth for Queensferry with the Caledonia, boys training ship, in tow.
19 June 1900 Serving in Chinese waters during the Boxer Rebellion.
7 Oct 1900 New Winter Port Seized: A landing party from HMS Aurora has occupied Ching-Wan-Tao. An order has been sent to Shanghai for the immediate delivery of plant for the construction of a branch railway between Tang-ho and Ching-Wan-Tao, and also for the erection of a temporary pier, at which ships can be moored. It is expected that this work will be complete in two months. On its completion facilities for a winter port will have been secured.