Condor Class

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History of the Condor Class Gunboats or Sloops of the Royal Navy.

Ships Name Launch Date Fate
HMS Condor 17th December 1898 Foundered in 1901.
HMS Mutine 1st March 1900 Sold for scrapping in 1932.

HMS Mutine

The Mutine was one of six sloops ordered by the Admiralty c.1900. Vessels of this class did not have a large fighting capacity, carrying only six 4 ins quick firers as their principal armament. An accident in her boiler rooms as she travelled from Birkenhead to Portsmouth which resulted in some loss of life, gave her unwanted notoriety before her career began in earnest.

HMS Mutine, 1912, in No. 2 Dry Dock at Sheerness.

Sent in by George Pritchard.

HMS Rinaldo 25th May 1900 Sold for scrapping in 1921.

HMS Rinaldo c.1908.  

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HMS Rinaldo a Condor class Sloop launched 1899  and sold in 1921.

Photo taken 23rd March 1919 from the west Bank, East London South Africa.

HMS Rosario 17th December 1898 Sold for scrapping in 1923.

Commander Hamilton and the officers of the sloop HMS Rosario c.1900.

HMS Rosario at anchor in the China Station c.1900.

HMS Shearwater 10th February 1900 Sold for scrapping in 1922.

 Crew of HMS Shearwater

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A Crew member of HMS Shearwater

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 Crew HMS Shearwater

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A Crew member of HMS Shearwater

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HMS Shearwater.  Sent in by

HMS Vestal 10th February 1900 Sold for scrapping in 1921.