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Severn, 1885
Type: Cruiser, 2nd Class ; Armament 12
Launched : 21 Jun 1898 ; Disposal date or year : 1905
Displacement: 4050 tons
Propulsion: Twin Screw
Machinery notes: 6000
Notes:

19 Feb 1889 Portsmouth

1890 China station.

Jul 1890 Leading Seaman Thomas Bilton awarded LS & GC Medal.


Severn, 1914
Type: River Monitor ; Armament 2 x 6" ; 2 x 4.7" howitzers
Acquired : 1914 ; Disposal date or year : 1921
Displacement: 1260 tons
Notes:

10 Oct 1914 (?) at Sheerness cleaning boilers, when ordered to leave for the Downs - see p. 611 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-4.pdf.

11 Oct 1914 set off for Ostend.

Circa Dec 1914, following the discovery of the Konigsberg, prepared for passage to the east coast of Africa and sent, under tow to Malta.

20 Mar 1915 arrived Malta.

4 Jun 1915, accompanied by her parent ship the Trent, arrived at Mafia - see p. 331, 336 and 350 www.naval-review.org/issues/1916-2.pdf.

27 Jun 1915 off the mouth of the Rufiji - p. 682 www.naval-review.org/issues/1915-4.pdf.

6 - 11 Jul 1915 operations against the Konigsberg.

19 Aug 1915 attack on German ship Markgraf, at Tanga.

Mid Sep 1915 brush with the enemy while making a reconnaissance up the Rufigi Delta when in company with the whaler Echo.