HMS Mariner (1884)
HMS Mariner by an unknown artist
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Class and type:||Mariner class composite screw sloop|
|Cost:||Hull: £37,156, Machinery £12,841|
|Laid down:||8 January 1883|
|Launched:||23 June 1884|
|Commissioned:||19 March 1885|
Lent to the Liverpool Salvage Association in 1917|
Laid up 1922 to 1929
Sold on 19 February 1929
|Length:||167 ft (51 m)|
|Beam:||32 ft (9.8 m)|
|Draught:||14 ft (4.3 m)|
|Installed power:||850 hp (634 kW)|
2-cylinder horizontal compound expansion steam engine|
|Range:||Approximately 2,100 nmi (3,900 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h)|
Designed by Nathaniel Barnaby, the Royal Navy Director of Naval Construction, her hull was of composite construction; that is, iron keel, frames, stem and stern posts with wooden planking. She was fitted with a 2-cylinder horizontal compound expansion steam engine driving a single screw, produced by Hawthorn Leslie. She was rigged with three masts, with square rig on the fore- and main-masts, making her a barque-rigged vessel. Her keel was laid at Devonport Royal Dockyard on 8 January 1883 and she was launched on 23 June 1884. Her entire class were re-classified in November 1884 as sloops before they entered service.
Mariner was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 19 March 1885. She became a boom defence vessel in 1903 and was lent to the Liverpool Salvage Association as a salvage vessel in 1917, with her sister-ship Reindeer. She was laid up from 1922 to 1929 and sold to Hughes Bolckow of Blyth on 19 March 1929.
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