Medea Class Cruiser (1888)

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The five Second-Class Cruisers of the Medea Class were completed in 1889 and 1890 and so were quite old during World War I. They were sometimes referred to as the Marathon class.

Overview of 5 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Marathon Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan 10 Aug, 1887 23 Aug, 1888 1889 Sold 1905
Magicienne Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan 10 Aug, 1887 12 May, 1888 1889 Sold 1905
Medea Chatham Royal Dockyard 25 Apr, 1887 9 Jun, 1888 1889 Sold 1914
Medusa Chatham Royal Dockyard 25 Aug, 1887 11 Aug, 1888 1889 Sold 1920
Melpomene Portsmouth Royal Dockyard 10 Oct, 1887 20 Sep, 1888 1890 Sold 1905

See Also

Footnotes

Bibliography

  • Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.


Medea Class Second Class Protected Cruiser
Marathon Magicienne Medea Medusa Melpomene
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