Emerald Class Corvette (1876)

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Six Emerald class composite screw corvettes were built for the Royal Navy in the late 1870s.

Overview of 6 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Emerald Pembroke Royal Dockyard 18 Aug, 1876 Sold 1906
Garnet Chatham Royal Dockyard Mar, 1875 30 Jun, 1877 Sold 1904
Opal William Doxford & Sons, Sunderland 9 Mar, 1875 Sold 1892
Ruby Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull Jul, 1874 9 Aug, 1876 Sold 1921
Tourmaline Raylton Dixon Jul, 1874 30 Oct, 1875 Sold 1920
Turquoise Earle's Shipbuilding, Hull Jul, 1874 22 Apr, 1876 Sold 1892

Design & Construction



See Also



  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).

Emerald Class Corvette
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  Ruby Tourmaline Turquoise