HMS Mohawk (1886)
HMS Mohawk anchored in Sydney Harbour in 1897.
|Builder:||J. & G. Thompson, Glasgow|
|Laid down:||2 March 1885|
|Launched:||6 February 1886|
|Fate:||sold to Garnham for breaking up at Chatham on 4 April 1905.|
|Class and type:||Archer-class torpedo cruiser|
In 1893, Archer was serving on the North America and West Indies Station when civil disorder broke out on the island of Dominica. A party of Marines and sailors were landed to assist the local police in stopping the rioting. Four rioters were killed and several injured on both sides, including the commanding officer of Mohawk, Commander Edward Henry Bayley, before order was restored.
Mohawk commenced service on the Australia Station in December 1897. During the Boxer Rebellion in China, she escorted the New South Wales Naval Brigade to Peking before commencing service on the China Station. On 24 April 1901 she was paid off into the Fleet Reserve at Chatham.
- Bastock, p.108.
- Clowes p. 413.
- "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36439). London. 26 April 1901. p. 10.
- "Naval and Military intelligence". The Times (36390). London. 28 February 1901. p. 6.
- Bastock, John (1988), Ships on the Australia Station, Child & Associates Publishing Pty Ltd; Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN 0-86777-348-0
- Clowes, William Laird (1903). The Royal Navy: A History From the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen Victoria: Volume VII. Sampson Low, Marston and Company.