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Pelorus-class cruiser

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The Pelorus-class cruiser was a "third-class" protected cruiser class of eleven Royal Navy warships designed by Sir William White (Director of Naval Construction 1885 – 1902), based on the earlier ''Pearl''-class cruisers. They were ordered in 1893 under the Spencer Programme, and laid down 1896–1900. The first,, was commissioned in 1896. [1]

22 relations: British 18 inch torpedo, Conning tower, Deck (ship), Director of Naval Construction, John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, Length between perpendiculars, Length overall, Machine gun, Pearl-class cruiser, Protected cruiser, QF 3-pounder Hotchkiss, QF 4 inch naval gun Mk I – III, Royal Navy, SMS Königsberg (1905), Steam engine, Three-drum boiler, Ton, Torpedo tube, Water-tube boiler, William Henry White, William Rooke Creswell, World War I.

British 18 inch torpedo

There have been a number of 18 inch torpedoes in service with the United Kingdom.

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Conning tower

A conning tower is a raised platform on a ship or submarine, often armored, from which an officer can conn the vessel, i.e., give directions to the helmsman.

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Deck (ship)

A deck is a permanent covering over a compartment or a hull of a ship.

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Director of Naval Construction

The Director of Naval Construction (DNC) also known as the Department of the Director of Naval Construction and Directorate of Naval Construction and originally known as the Chief Constructor of the Navy was a senior principal civil officer responsible to the Board of Admiralty for the design and construction of the warships of the Royal Navy.

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John Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer

John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, KG, PC (27 October 1835 – 13 August 1910), known as Viscount Althorp from 1845 to 1857 (and also known as the Red Earl because of his distinctive long red beard), was a British Liberal Party politician under, and close friend of, British prime minister William Ewart Gladstone.

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Length between perpendiculars

Length between perpendiculars (often abbreviated as p/p, p.p., pp, LPP, LBP or Length BPP) is the length of a ship along the waterline from the forward surface of the stem, or main bow perpendicular member, to the after surface of the sternpost, or main stern perpendicular member.

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Length overall

Length overall (LOA, o/a, o.a. or oa) is the maximum length of a vessel's hull measured parallel to the waterline.

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Machine gun

A machine gun is a fully automatic mounted or portable firearm designed to fire bullets in rapid succession from an ammunition belt or magazine, typically at a rate of 300 rounds per minute or higher.

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Pearl-class cruiser

The Pearl-class cruiser was a class of nine third-class cruisers designed by Sir William White, five of which were paid for by Australia under the terms of the Imperial Defence Act of 1887 to serve in Australian waters.

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Protected cruiser

The protected cruiser is a type of naval cruiser of the late 19th century, so known because its armoured deck offered protection for vital machine spaces from fragments caused by exploding shells above.

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QF 3-pounder Hotchkiss

The QF 3-pounder Hotchkiss or in French use Canon Hotchkiss à tir rapide de 47 mm were a family of long-lived light naval guns introduced in 1886 to defend against new, small and fast vessels such as torpedo boats and later submarines.

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QF 4 inch naval gun Mk I – III

The QF 4-inch gun Mks I, II, IIII.e. Mark 1, 2 and 3.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.

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SMS Königsberg (1905)

SMS Königsberg ("His Majesty's Ship Königsberg) was the lead ship of her class of light cruisers built by the German Kaiserliche Marine (Imperial Navy).

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Steam engine

A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.

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Three-drum boiler

Three-drum boilers are a class of water-tube boiler used to generate steam, typically to power ships.

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The ton is a unit of measure.

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Torpedo tube

A torpedo tube is a cylinder shaped device for launching torpedoes.

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Water-tube boiler

A high pressure watertube boiler (also spelled water-tube and water tube) is a type of boiler in which water circulates in tubes heated externally by the fire.

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William Henry White

Sir William Henry White, (2 February 1845 – 27 February 1913) was a prolific British warship designer and Chief Constructor at the Admiralty.

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William Rooke Creswell

Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell (20 July 1852 – 20 April 1933) was an Australian naval officer, commonly considered to be the 'father' of the Royal Australian Navy.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelorus-class_cruiser

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