HMS Sappho

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HMS Sappho,  Aeolus or sometimes called a Apollo  second class cruiser. Built  as part of the naval defence act of 1889, along with her twenty other sister ships. These cruisers were enlarged version of the Medea Class. HMS Sappho was built by Samuda,Poplar and launched 9th May 1891 and commissioned in 1893. Sold and Scrapped in 1921

 Displacement: 3,400 tons.    Horse power: 9,000.    Length 300 ft.    Beam: 43 ft 8 ins.    Draught: 17 ft 6 ins.    Armament: two 6 ins guns, six 4.7 ins guns, eight 6-pounder guns and one 3-pounder all quick-firers.   Speed:19.7 knots.    Complement: 273.

HMS Sappho 9th May 1891 Sold to breakers 1921.

HMS Sapho, beached at Dover. 

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HMS Sappho photographed around  1902

  

  Photograph of HMS Sappho sent in by Alan Cruikshanks. He was given the photo while working in Shetland in the 1980s. 

THE FOLLOWING EIGHT PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW THE CREW OF HMS SAPPHO AROUND 1902 TO 1904