Royal Navy third class cruisers of
the Pelorus Class. Ships in the class were HMS Pyramus, HMS Pelorus, HMS
Pandora, HMS Pegasus, HMS Perseus, HMS Pactolus, HMS Pioneer, HMS
Prometheus, HMS Proserpine, HMS Psyche and HMS Pomone
from HMS Pandora, Perseus, and Prometheus. the cruisers of the class
served in overseas stations at the time of the outbreak of world war one.
HMS Pomone had
been used for harbour service and as a training ship at Dartmouth in January
1910 and later sold to scrap in 1922.
Pactulus had been converted to a submarine depot ship in September
1912 and during 1914 to 1918 served at Ardrossan, Scotland
with the 9th Submarine Flotilla during the war and sold to scrap in May
Pelorus at the outbreak of world war one had been on patrol in the
Bristol Channel, and was sent to the Mediterranean station. In
HMS Pelorus was
converted to a depot ship and after the war was scrapped in may
HMS Pegasus at
the outbreak of world war one was at The Cape of Good Hope Station and
was immediately sent to Eats Africa. an don the 20th September 1914 ay
Zanzibar she was sunk by Gunfire from the German
Light Cruiser Konigsburg.
Pyramus at the outbreak of world war one was serving in New Zealand and
was sent in February 1915 to the Persian Gulf and then transferred to
the Eats Indies. After the war was finally scrapped in January
HMS Psyche at
the outbreak of world war one was serving in New Zealand and was
transferred to the New Zealand Navy and sent to China in July 1915 after
the war HMS Pyramus was scrapped at Melbourne Australia in June 1922.
2135 tons Speed: 20 knots. Crew 224 Armament:
Eight 4 inch guns, Eight 3 pdr, 3 machine guns and Two
18-inch Torpedo Tubes