Old Gas Light Fitting Used For Ceiling Light

Fitting-out work proved to be a lengthy process, and she was not ready for service until 26 May 1901. By this time, her design was over ten years old and the ship was rapidly becoming obsolescent; in comparison, Germany had already commissioned the world’s first light cruisers, the, which were significantly faster and better armed. The riverboat was described on the builders’ certificate as having three decks, and one mast, and was cutter rigged. [Read More]