H.M.S. Melpomene (1888)

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H.M.S. Melpomene (1888)
Builder: Portsmouth Royal Dockyard[1]
Laid down: 10 Oct, 1887[2]
Launched: 20 Sep, 1888[3]
Commissioned: 17 Jun, 1890[4]
Sold: 1905[5]

H.M.S. Melpomene was one of five second class protected cruisers of the Medea class completed for the Royal Navy in 1889 and 1890.

There was a later destroyer named Melpomene that fought in the Great War.

Service

Commissioned at Portsmouth on 17 June, 1890.[6]

Recommissioned at Portsmouth on 19 January, 1912. By July, 1913, she was ordered to pay off.[7]

Captains

Dates of appointment are provided when known.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 235.
  5. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 76.
  6. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 235.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 344.
  8. Pattisson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 999.
  9. Pattisson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/37. f. 999.
  10. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 235.
  11. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1003.
  12. Parr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1003.
  13. Leah Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18/91
  14. Leah Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/18/91
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 271.
  16. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 125.
  17. Denison Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 125.
  18. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 335.
  19. Henderson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 335.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 344.
  21. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.

Bibliography


Medea Class Second Class Protected Cruiser
Marathon Magicienne Medea Medusa Melpomene
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