HMS Rainbow (1892) CC  (8th)

This the eighth ship to carry the name HMS Rainbow was a 2nd class protected cruiser.

Built by Palmers of Jarrow, laid down 1890, launched 25-Mar-1891 and completed 1892.

On completion served at Devonport 1892-95, then went to the China Station 1895-98. At Malta 1898-99 and returned to the UK at Devonport 1899-1901. Duty with the Cruiser Squadron lasted 1904-10.

Transferred to the Newly formed Royal Canadian Navy 1910 and served as a Training Cruiser on the Pacific coast 1910-14. At Esquimalt, British Columbia 1914-15. Then served as a depot ship 1915-20.

Sold 1920.


Other HMS Rainbow
- 1st  HMS Rainbow
- 2nd HMS Rainbow
- 3rd HMS Rainbow
- 4th HMS Rainbow
- 5th HMS Rainbow
- 6th HMS Rainbow
- 7th HMS Rainbow
- 8th HMS Rainbow
- 9th HMS Rainbow

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This page last edited - 20 September, 2012.

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