Cruiser


HMS Arethusa, 1893


ClassLeander
TypeSecond Class Cruiser
Built1886
Sister ShipsAmphion, Leander and Phaeton
Speed16.5 Knots
Weight4,300 tons
Armament10 x 6 inch Breech Loading Guns, 4 Torpedo Tubes, 16 MGs
Crew278
FateSold in 1905
NotesThey carried a mix of machine guns, 2 Gatling, 4 Gardner and 10 Nordenfeldt. Eight of these were later replaced by 3pdr QF.


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by Stephen Luscombe