HMS Imperieuse (1886) CC  (5th)

This the fifth HMS Imperieuse was the name ship of a Class of two cruisers.

Built at Portsmouth Dockyard, laid down 10-Aug-1881, launched 18-Dec-1883 and completed Sep-1886. 

On completion she spent her time mainly in Reserve from 1886-88, when she went out to the China station as Flagship 1889-94. Returned in 1894 to go back into Reserve, and a refit. Then back to the Pacific as Flagship from 1896-99. Returned to Chatham for refit 1899-1905.

Used as a depot ship for torpedo boat destroyers at Portland and renamed Sapphire II from Feb-1905.

Sold 24-Sep-1913.


Other HMS Imperieuse
- 1st  HMS Imperieuse
- 2nd HMS Imperieuse
- 3rd HMS Imperieuse
- 4th HMS Imperieuse
- 5th HMS Imperieuse
- 6th HMS Imperieuse

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This page last edited - 07 December, 2012.

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