Mariner Class Sloop (1883)

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Six Mariner class sloops, originally rated as gun vessels, were completed for the Royal Navy in the mid 1880s. They featured composite hull construction and were the last sloops to be designed under Sir Nathaniel Barnaby's oversight.

Overview of 6 vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Mariner Devonport Royal Dockyard 23 Jun, 1884 Sold 1929
Acorn Milford Haven Shipbuilding and Engineering Company 6 Sep, 1884 Sold 1889
Icarus Devonport Royal Dockyard 27 Jul, 1885 Sold 1903
Melita Malta Dockyard 20 Mar, 1888 Sold 1920
Racer Devonport Royal Dockyard 6 Aug, 1884 Sold 1928
Reindeer Devonport Royal Dockyard 14 Nov, 1883 Sold 1924

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

Mariner Class Screw Sloop
  Mariner Acorn Icarus  
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