Navarchos Miaoulis (1879)

Navarchos Miaoulis, date unknown. Original believed to be in the public domain.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1878
Launched
1879
Commissioned
1879
Decommissioned
1931
AD/BC
AD
History

After the Cretan Uprising in 1866, the Greeks began expanding their fleet. One result of this was the cruiser Navarchos Miaoulis. Built in France by Forges & Chantiers de La Med La Seyne, Miaoulis could either sail, of run off her single propeller for a top speed of 13.5 knots. She mounted four 170mm (6.7") guns as her main battery, with six 37mm guns in support. Commissioned in 1879, she was quickly rendered obsolete as the late 1800s rapidly produced more advanced designs. Miaoulis was relegated to training duties until 1931, when she was decommissioned and sold for scrap.