Condor Class Sloop (1898)
|Overview of six vessels|
|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages|
|Condor||Sheerness DYd||1 Jan, 1898||17 Dec, 1898||1 Nov, 1900||Lost 3 Dec, 1901|
|Rosario||Sheerness DYd||1 Jan, 1898||17 Dec, 1898||20 Mar, 1900||Sold 11 Nov, 1921|
|Mutine||Wm. Laird & Son||1898||1 Mar, 1900||28 Nov, 1901||Sold 16 Aug, 1932|
|Rinaldo||Wm. Laird & Son||1898||29 May, 1900||26 Nov, 1901||Sold 21 Oct, 1921|
|Shearwater||Sheerness DYd||1899||10 Feb, 1900||24 Oct, 1901||Sold May 1922|
|Vestal||Sheerness DYd||1899||10 Feb, 1900||28 Nov, 1901||Sold 21 Oct, 1921|
Design & Construction
As completed the Condors apparently had an inadequate stability under sail, and before her loss Condor's only captain, Commander Clifton Sclater, complained to the D.N.C. of what D. K. Brown described as "poor stability and heavy rolling, exacerbated by inadequate freeing ports in the high bulwarks." Although calculations by an Assistant Constructor implied that Sclater "was exaggerating", he seems to have been proved tragically right when Condor disappeared with all hands in a severe gale off Vancouver Island. The Admiralty subsequently ceased including sails in new ship classes altogether, and the rigs used by existing vessels was much reduced.
- six 4-inch QG BL Mk III
- four 3-pounders
- Brown. Warrior to Dreadnought. pp. 119-120.
- Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 60.
- Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 278.
- Brown, David K, RCNC (2003). Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Development 1860 — 1905. London: Chatham Publishing. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
- Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
- Lyon, David; Winfield, Rif (2004). The Sail & Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy, 1815-1889. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1861760329. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
|Condor Class Sloop|
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