HMS Orontes (launched as Swiftsure, 1870)
HMS Orontes (launched as Swiftsure, 1870)


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NameOrontes (launched as Swiftsure, 1870)Explanation
TypeCentral battery ironclad   
Launched15 June 1870
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure3893 tons
Displacement6910 tons
Guns14
Fate1908
ClassSwiftsure
Ships bookADM 135/463
Note1901 hulk.
1904 = Orontes
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
26 September 1872
- 24 June 1874
Commanded by Captain the Hon. William John Ward, home waters
27 June 1874
- 28 November 1877
Commanded by Captain John Kennedy Erskine Baird, Mediterranean
28 November 1877
- 17 September 1878
Commanded (until paying off at Plymouth) by Captain Nowell Salmon, Mediterranean


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