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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

The Australian Colonial Navy

The Australian Colonial Navy.

The war vessels owned by the respective Colonies are thus described in the official lists:—
New South Wales.—Wolverene, screw corvette, 22 guns, 2,540 tons, 1,400h.p.
Queensland.—Gayundah, double-screw steel ship, 2 guns, 360 tons, 400 h.p.; Otter, gunboat, steel, 1 gun, 220 tons, 460 h.p.; Palerma, double-screw iron ship, 2 guns, 360 tons, 400 h.p.page 27
South Australia.—Protector, cruiser, 6 guns, 920 tons, 1641 h.p.
Victoria.—Cerberus, double-screw, iron, armour-plated turret ship, 4 guns, 380 tons, 1660 h.p.; Nelson, training-ship, steel, 22 guns, 2,730 tons, 500 h.p.; Victoria, gunboat, steel, 2 guns, 530 tons, 800 h.p.; Albert, gunboat, steel, 6 guns, 356 tons, 400 h.p. There are also registered as belonging to the Navy of Victoria eleven other small vessels:—Countess of Hopetoun, Childers, Nepean, Batman, Fawkner, Gannet, Lady Loch, Commissioner, Customs No. 1, and Gordon.