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Type: Torpedo Gun Boat ; Armament 2 x 4.7" ; 4 x 3 pdr ; 5 x TT
Launched : 27 Aug 1889 ; Disposal date or year : 1905
Displacement: 735 tons
Propulsion: Twin screw Complement: 91
Machinery notes: 4,200 ND ; 6,000 FD ; Speed ; 19 knots ;
Built for the Australian Station.
Weekly Dispatch 11 Feb 1900
The Ringerooma and Boomerang, in the reserve as Sydney, will be commissioned shortly to relieve the Thoranga and Karrakatta, employed in the protection of the floating trade in Australian waters ; while the Mildura and Walleroo, and the sloop Torch, are to be re-commissioned for further service on the Australian station. The new crews for these vessels are to go out in the Europa and Diana, leaving England early in March. Captain M C A Baynes, who will commission the Diana, will on arrival at Sydney, take over command of the Mildura, Captain Leah, of the latter vessel, transferring to the Diana for the voyage home.
11 Mar 1900 It is reported that the Karrakatta is to be recommissioned on the Australian Station.
Type: Trawler ; Armament: unarmed during the first year of service
Requisitioned as Admiralty Minesweeper : Nov 1914 ? ;
22 Dec 1916 relieved 309 in Tenedos Channel - see p 60 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.
10 Jan 1917 off Kephelo, Imbros, to sweep channel - see p 62.
Type: Cargo carrying vessel ; Armament 9-pounder muzzle-loading gun
Converted : 1914 ; Displacement : 1000 tons
Acquired on the outbreak of war from Uganda Railway Flotilla of Steamers operating on Lake Victoria Nyanza - see p. 288-317 www.naval-review.org/issues/1921-2.pdf. Feb 1915 re-armed as follows : 1 x 12 pdr. 8-cwt., 1 x 3-pdr. - see p. 293.