Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships

Ship:      NAIAD HMS
Arrived:c6 April 1905
Departed:c24 Aug 1907
Career:HMS NAIAD Apollo Class Cruiser built Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness commissioned 1892 and broken up 1922

8 April 1905 Sheerness Times Guardian reports (cruisers) HMS ANDROMACHE, HMS NAIAD, HMS POMONE, HMS TRIBUNE, HMS PIQUE and HMS MEDEA to be moved to River Blackwater.
HMS NAIAD sailed from Sheerness 5 April 1905 for River Blackwater under tow of (cruiser) HMS INDEFATIGABLE assisted by HMT VOLCANO.
19 Aug 1907 Western Morning News HMT DILIGENT has sailed from Sheerness to move (cruisers) HMS ANDROMACHE , HMS NAIAD, HMS PIQUE, HMS RAINBOW and HMS TRIBUNE from the River Blackwater to the River Stour
24 Aug 1907 Barking & Dagenham Gazette reports 5 obsolete warships (cruisers) HMS ANDROMACHE, HMS NAIAD, HMS POMONE, HMS TRIBUNE and HMS PIQUE are laid up in the mouth of the River Blackwater.


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