Surprise Class Cruiser (1885)

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The two Third-Class Surprise class cruisers were laid down for the Royal Navy as unarmed despatch vessels but were completed in 1886 with some weaponry.

Overview of 2 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Alacrity Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow 14 Feb, 1884 28 Feb, 1885 Sold 1913
Surprise Palmer Shipbuilding and Iron Company, Jarrow 14 Feb, 1884 17 Jan, 1885 Sold 1919

See Also

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Bibliography

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


Surprise Class Third Class Protected Cruiser
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