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Latona, 1890
Type: Light Cruiser ; Cruiser, 1st Class Armament 2 x 6 " ; 6 x 4.7 " ; 8 x 6 pdr ; 1 x 3pdr
Launched : 22 May 1890 ; Disposal date or year : 1920
Displacement: 3400 tons
Propulsion: Twin Screw ; Complement: 273
Machinery notes: H.P. 7000 = 18.5 kts. (nat.); 9000 = 20 kts. (f.d.). ; Speed ; 18.5 knots ;
Notes:

1890 Building by the Naval Construction and Armaments Co

Built under Naval Defence Act, 1889.

26 Jun 1897 Present at the Naval Review at Spithead in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee.

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 June 1908 Recommissioned at Chatham

1910 Converted to Minelayer

Aug 1914 Mine Layer Squadron - Home Fleet - Portsmouth

1-7 Jan 1916 laid mines between Cape Alanguli and Apostula Island - see p. 548-> www.naval-review.org/issues/1924-3.pdf.

13-14 Dec 1916 officers from ship involved in incident with aircraft coming from Kum-Kale - see p 58 www.naval-review.org/issues/1918.pdf.

1919 Harbour Duties