Surprise Class Cruiser (1885)
From The Dreadnought Project
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|
|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|
- four 5-in BL guns
- four 6-pdr QF Hotchkiss guns
- two machine guns
- Dittmar, F.J.; Colledge, J.J. (1972). British Warships 1914–1919. London: Ian Allan.
|Surprise Class Third Class Protected Cruiser|
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