HMS Powerful (1897)  CC  (3rd)

This the third ship to carry the name HMS Powerful was the name ship of a class of two, 1st Class, Protected Cruisers.

Built by Vickers, laid down 1894, launched 24-Jul-1895, and completed 08-Jun-1897.

On completion underwent trials and alterations, 1897-98, then to the China Station 1898-1902 with a detachment to the Cape Station 1899-1901. During this detachment she landed part of a naval brigade which assisted in the relief of Ladysmith.

Returned to the UK and refitted 1902-03. Then into reserve 1903-05. To the Australia Station as Flagship 1905-11. Returned to the UK and joined the 3rd Fleet 1912.

Reduced to the subsidiary list 1913 and used as a training ship at Devonport.

Renamed HMS Impregnable Nov-1919.

Sold 1929 and broken up 31-Aug-1929.

Won the Battle Honour: South Africa 1899-1900.


Other HMS Powerful
- 1st  HMS Powerful
- 2nd HMS Powerful
- 3rd HMS Powerful
- 4th HMS Powerful

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This page last edited - 07 March, 2013.

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