HMS Iris (1879) CC  (5th)

This the fifth ship to carry the name HMS Iris was a 2nd Class Cruiser. (Originally designed as a Despatch Vessel and later re-rated).

Built at Pembroke Dock, laid down 10-Nov-1875, launched 12-Apr-1877 and completed Apr-1879.

Served in the Mediterranean from 1879-87, then returned to the UK and put into reserve 1887-1903.

Used at Portsmouth 1903-04, for harbour service as tender St. Vincent, for Mechanical Training of Boys.

Sold 1905.


Other HMS Iris
- 1st  HMS Iris
- 2nd HMS Iris
- 3rd HMS Iris
- 4th HMS Iris
- 5th HMS Iris
- 6th HMS Iris
- 7th HMS Iris

- Iris Class (1879) CC
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This page last edited - 27 February, 2013.

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