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H.M.S. CADMUS ORDERED TO CHINA.

HMS Cadmus which his boon on the Aus- tralian station for less than a year has been ordered to proceed to Hongkong whero sho' will meet HMS Clio, now on her way from S)dnej to tho Far East The Cadmus, which, has recoived a completo overhaul to fit her' for her long vo>ato was yesterday floited! out of Sutherland Dock, and will sail from this port on the 17th inst It had boon in- tended orihlnnlly to despatch tho Cadmus from Sjdnoy on the 20th Inst for rijl '

The twin-screw sloop Cadmus, tho last of her class of 12 to be built arrived in Sydney on Julv 13 list j ear having been appointed to the Australian station Sho is a sister ship to HMS Clio but appears to bo a sm irtcri vessel, for she established a record on the

vovagc out Sloops ns a rule occupy three'

months negotiating tho vojngo from England to Australia but tho Cadmus succeeded in making tho journey in about 10 weeks, beat-,

ing tho record by threa weeks |

The Cadmus was launched on April 19 1903,) and was commissioned at Shocrnoss on April 11 last sear The Journey to Australia vis her maiden vo)ige and she accomplished' the passage under both steam and sall j

Commander Du Cine Luird is in command.|

and associated with him arc the following officers -rirst lieutenant r E K Stronk navigating lieutenant C D Longstaff, second lieutenant G J Walsh surgeon Dr J fuller- ton pav mister R r Wardropor gunner, T T Kingston nnd artiflcer-engineor r A Druej Tho ship's companv numbers 100 nil told The armament ot tbo Cadmus consiste of sli four-inch guns, four three-poundors, and three Maxims

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