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Type: Cruiser 2nd Class; late Despatch Vessel (steel) ; Armament 10
Displacement: 3735 tons
Propulsion: Double Screw
Machinery notes: 7000 hpi
1879 Portsmouth. Officers borne in Asia.
Apr 1886 Portsmouth
18 Feb 1890 Commissioned at Portsmouth
Mar 1890 recently commissioned at Portsmouth for the China Station, to relieve the Cordelia. Her masts are being shortened and will only be used for signalling, and thus like many other vessels in the RN, she will no longer be able to set sail.