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Photographer:Gordy [View profile]Title:HMS PIONEERAdded:Apr 26, 2015
Captured:IMO:UnavailableHits:1,163
Location:Melbourne, Australia
Photo Category: Cruisers
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HMS PIONEER

British Royal Navy

Builder: Chatham Dockyard, Kent

Laid down: 16 December 1897

Launched: 28 June 1899

Completed: 23 January 1900

Commissioned: 10 July 1900

Decommissioned: 29 November 1912

Fate: Transferred to Australia, 28 November 1912



Career (Australia)

Royal Australian Navy

Name: Pioneer
Acquired: 28 November 1912

Commissioned: 1 March 1913

Decommissioned: 7 November 1916

Honours and awards:

Battle honours:
German East Africa 1915–16

Fate: Scuttled, 18 February 1931

General characteristics

Class and type: Pelorus-class cruiser

Displacement: 2,200 tons

Length: 313 ft 3 in (95.48 m) o/a

305 ft (93 m) p/p

Beam: 36 ft 9 in (11.20 m)

Draught: 15 ft (4.6 m)

Propulsion: Triple expansion engines, 2 shafts, 5,000 ihp (3,728 kW)

Speed: 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)

Complement: 225 as designed

Armament: 8 × single QF 4 in (100 mm) guns

8 × single QF 3-pounder guns

2 field guns

3 × Maxim machine guns

2 × 14 in (356 mm) torpedo tubes

Details: Wikipedia

Photo Credits: The late Allan Green collection Vic Australia
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Soumcouy on May 01, 2015 11:33 (3 years ago)
HMAS Pioneer (see the Naval Jack) (gifted to Australia in 1912). Pelorus-class cruiser, sister ship of HMS Pegasus sunked at Zanzibar in september 1914 by SMS Königsberg.
Gordy on Apr 26, 2015 05:05 (3 years ago)
This is in honor of ANZAC DAY (Australia and New Zealand) Returned Servicemen. I have posted another ship, the HMS PIONEER in memorial of my grandfather William Henry Ross who served on her during 1911. "Lest we forget!"
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