Amethyst Class Corvette (1873)

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Five Amethyst class wooden screw corvettes were built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1870s.

Overview of 5 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Amethyst Devonport Royal Dockyard 19 Apr, 1873 Sold 1887
Diamond Sheerness Royal Dockyard 26 Aug, 1874 Sold 1889
Encounter Sheerness Royal Dockyard 1 Jan, 1873 Sold 1888
Modeste Devonport Royal Dockyard 23 May, 1873 Sold 1888
Sapphire Devonport Royal Dockyard 24 Sep, 1874 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 and

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