Greek cruiser Navarchos Miaoulis

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Navarchos Miaoulis - Ναύαρχος Μιαούλης
History
Greece
Name: Navarchos Miaoulis
Namesake: Andreas Vokos Miaoulis
Ordered: 1877
Builder: Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée
Laid down: 1878
Launched: 1879
Commissioned: 1879
Decommissioned: 1931
Fate: stricken
General characteristics
Type: Cruiser
Displacement: Standard 1,820 tons
Length: 75 m (246 ft)
Beam: 11 m (36 ft)
Draught: 4.4 m (14 ft)
Propulsion: sail; one propeller 2,400 hp (1,800 kW)
Speed: 13.5-knot (25 km/h) maximum
Complement: 180
Armament:
  • 3 × 6.7-inch (170 mm)/25 calibre guns in single mounts
  • 1 × 6.7-inch (170 mm)/20 calibre gun
  • 6 × 37 mm (1 in) 1-pounder guns in single mounts

Navarchos Miaoulis (Greek: Ναύαρχος Μιαούλης, "Admiral Miaoulis") was a 1,820 ton Greek masted cruiser (in Greek termed Εύδρομο) named for the admiral Andreas Miaoulis, the leader of the Greek rebels' fleet during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829).

Navarchos Miaoulis was built by Forges & Chantiers de La Med La Seyne in France, and she was purchased by Greece as part of their program of naval expansion after the unsuccessful Cretan uprising of 1866. She was soon rendered operationally obsolete with the acquisition of newer, faster and larger ships such as the battleship Spetsai and was made into a training ship. She served on active duty in this capacity until decommissioned in 1931.

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