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|Displacement:||1,040 long tons (1,060 t)|
|Length:||273 ft 6 in (83.36 m)|
|Beam:||26 ft 6 in (8.08 m)|
|Draught:||10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)|
|Speed:||32 knots (37 mph; 59 km/h)|
|Endurance:||270 tons oil|
The Medea class were a class of destroyers that were being built for the Greek Navy at the outbreak of World War I but were taken over and completed for the Royal Navy for wartime service. All were named after characters from Greek mythology as result of their Greek heritage.
The Medeas were a private design roughly similar to their various Royal Navy M-class contemporaries. They had three funnels, the foremost of which was taller, and unusually, the mainmast was taller than the foremast, giving rise to a distinctive appearance. They shipped three single QF 4 inch guns, one on the forecastle, one between the first two funnels and the third on the quarterdeck.
|Name||Ship Builder||Laid down||Launched||Completed||Fate|
|Medea (ex-Kriti)||John Brown & Company, Clydebank||8 April 1914||30 January 1915||May 1915||Sold for breaking up 9 May 1921.|
|Medusa (ex-Lesbos)||John Brown, Clydebank||1914||27 March 1915||1915||Rammed and sunk by HMS Laverock off of Schleswig 25 March 1916.|
|Melampus (ex-Chios)||Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan||1914||16 December 1914||29 June 1915||Sold for breaking up 22 September 1921.|
|Melpomene (ex-Samos)||Fairfields, Govan||1914||1 February 1915||16 August 1915,||Sold for breaking up 9 May 1921.|