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Type: Yacht & Despatch Vessel ; Late Minesweeper ; Late Torpedo Gun Boat ; Late GunBoat: 1st Class ; Armament 1 x 4.7" ; 2 x 6 pdr ; previously 4 x 6pdr, 1 x Nordenfeldt MG, 5 x Torpedo Tubes
Launched : 1894 ; Disposal date or year : 1920
Displacement: 1070 tons
Machinery notes: I.H.P. 2500 = 17-5 kts. Coal : 190 tons. ; Speed ; 19.7 knots ;
1896 To Mediterranean.
11 Feb 1900 The Hussar, on passage home from the Mediterranean, having been relieved by the Dryad, is expected at Devonport during the next week.
12 Mar 1900 To pay off at Devonport on completion of service on the Mediterranean Station.
1900 Back to the Med ?
RNR Drill Ship.
Fishery Protection duties.
1907 Disarmed and allocated to C-in-C., Mediterranean, as the Admiral's yacht and Despatch Vessel
25 Jun 1913 Recommissioned at Gibraltar
In 1914 she was converted to a minesweeper within which role she served with much distinction at the Dardanelles.
4 Aug 1914 between Valletta and Cape Correnti - search for Goeben - see p. 110-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1919-1.pdf.
1914 Despatch Vessel, C.-in-C., Mediterranean
Apr 1915 being used as an administration vessel off the beaches in the Dardanelles e.g. Captain Heneage is in charge of the minesweepers - see p. 21 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.
Nov 1915 Commodore in command of trawlers based on board - see p. 35 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.
Mar-Apr 1916 involved in Salonika operations - stationed at Port Kondia, Lemnos Island, which supplies all provisions and stores - see p 42 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.
1919 Disposal List,