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Type: Destroyer Depot Ship ; late Torpedo Depot Ship ; Armament 4 - 4 inch. 1 M.G.
BM: tons ; Displacement: 5600 tons
Propulsion: Screw Complement: 266
Machinery notes: H.P. 2400 = 13.4 kts. Coal: 572 tons. ; Speed ; 13.4 knots ;
3 Sep 1878 Commissioned at Portsmouth
1879 Portsmouth ; Special Torpedo Vessel
1882 Bombardment of Alexandria
Apr 1886 Malta
8 May 1886 Serving in Greek Waters. See Temeraire for more detail.
6 Nov 1888 Commissioned at Portsmouth
Autumn 1889 temporarily involved in naval manoeuvres.
27 Jun 1900 Portsmouth. Orders received for vessels to be specially commissioned for a naval mobilization to take place on Tuesday, July 10th - see Colossus for details.
1 May 1912 Recommissioined at Portsmouth
Aug 1914 Destroyer Depot Ship Fourth Destroyer Flotilla - Home Fleet