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Type: Cruiser, 1st Class ; Armament 2 x 9.2" ; 10 x 6" ; 12 x 6 pdr ; 5 x 3 pdr
Launched : 24 Nov 1890 ; Disposal date or year : 1921
Displacement: 7700 ; 7350 tons
Propulsion: Twin Screw Complement: 544 latr reduced to 301
Machinery notes: H.P. 12,000 = 19.5 kts. (present maximum H.P. 7000 for about 15-16 kts.). Coal : normal, 850 tons; maximum, 1120 tons. ; Speed ; 20.5 knots ;
1890 Building at Devonport. Officers borne in Indus.
26 Jun 1897 Present at the Naval Review at Spithead in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.
Plymouth Nov 1897 sailed for China via the Suez Canal.
Mar 1898 In the Far East.
Weekly Dispatch 11 Feb 1900: The Algerine, Phoenix and Waterwitch, at Hong Kong, are also to be re-commissioned, and the Edgar will be commission at Devonport, on the 20 Feb, to take out the new crews.
18 Jun 1900 The Edgar is to pay off at Devonport.
27 Jun 1900 Devonport. Orders received for a naval mobilization to take place on Tuesday, July 10th - see Colossus for details.
29 Jul 1900 On exercise in the Holyhead area. Mobilisation training.
Aug 1914 Queenstown. Tenth Cruiser Squadron ; Training Squadron
1914 For Disposal, subsequently cancelled for the duration of WWI.
Jul 1915 has arrived in the Dardanelles from England - see p 27-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.
Mar-Apr 1916 involved in Salonika operations - Crete patrol, Suda Bay - see p 42-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.