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NameOrionExplanation
TypeCentral battery ironclad   
Launched23 January 1879
HullIron
PropulsionScrew
Builders measure 
Displacement4870 tons
Guns4
Fate1913
ClassBelleisle
Ships book
NoteLaid down as Turkish Buruc-i-Zaffer.
Purchased on stocks.
1909.12 = Orontes, depot ship.
Snippets concerning this vessels career
DateEvent
24 June 1882
- 5 May 1883
Commanded (from commissioning at Chatham until paying off at Malta) by Captain Robert O'Brien Fitzroy, Mediterranean (including 1882 Anglo-Egyptian warExternal link)
20 April 1885
- 1888
Commanded (from commissioning at Malta until paying off at Singapore) by Captain Thomas Harvey Royse, Mediterranean, then (April 1887) China
21 March 1888
- 18 June 1889
Commanded (from commissioning at Singapore) by Captain Henry John Carr, China
18 June 1889
- 31 October 1890
Commanded (until paying off at Malta) by Captain James Andrew Thomas Bruce, China, then (January 1890) Mediterranean
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