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Type: Gunboat ; Armament 2 x 4.7 inch
Launched : 1893 ; BM: tons ; Displacement: 1670 tons
Propulsion: Double Screw Complement: 115
Machinery notes: 3500 ; Speed ; 18.5 knots ;
14 Jan 1900 The Dryad is reported to have left Chatham for the Mediterranean in order to relieve the Hussar, which is to return to Devonport to pay-off.
1906 Tender to RN's Navigation School and it is from her that the name of today's HMS Dryad is taken.