HMS Terrible (1895)
|Builder:||J.& G. Thomson, Clydebank|
|Launched:||27 May 1895|
|Renamed:||Fisgard III, August 1920|
|Reclassified:||Training School, August 1920|
|Fate:||Sold July 1932|
|Class and type:||Powerful-class cruiser|
|Displacement:||14,200 tons deep load|
|Length:||500 ft (150 m)|
|Beam:||71 ft (22 m)|
|Draught:||27 ft (8.2 m)|
|Speed:||22 knots (41 km/h)|
|Range:||7,000 nautical miles (13,000 km) at 14 knots (26 km/h)|
|Endurance:||3000 tons coal|
- 60 hours at 1/5 power (20 boilers) 5084 ihp = 12.8 knots (23.7 km/h)
- 68 hours at 2/5 power 10,246 ihp (7,640 kW) = 17 knots (31 km/h)
- 60 hours at 3/5 power 15,554 ihp (11,599 kW) = 19.6 knots (36.3 km/h)
- 60 hours at 3/4 power 18,515 ihp (13,807 kW) = 20.3 knots (37.6 km/h)
- 8 hours (22,000 ihp nominal) = 23,053 ihp (17,191 kW) = 20.7 knots (38.3 km/h)
- 4 hours at full power = 25,513 ihp (19,025 kW) = 21.9 knots (40.6 km/h)
Terrible was built by J.& G. Thomson on Clydebank and launched on 27 May 1895. She served with her sister ship, Powerful on the China Station and provided landing parties which fought in the relief of the Siege of Ladysmith in the Second Boer War. Crews from the two ships also took part in suppressing the Boxer Rebellion in China. In 1902 she spent several months at Hong Kong, providing relief and condensed water for the dockyard, amid an outbreak of cholera in the city leading to a water famine. After 1904 they were laid up as an economy measure. During the First World War, they had most of their armament removed and served as troop transports and later accommodation ships.
After the end of the war, Terrible was renamed Fisgard III in August 1920 and converted to a training ship. After twelve years of this, she was sold on July 1932 for breaking up.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
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