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auxiliary cruisers of Balkan War 1912-1913


Ships


Name

Launched // Comm.

Builder

Tonnage, BRT

Dimensions, m

(length pp)

Speed, kts

Engine, Power hp

Armament

Fate

Σαπφώ [Sapfo] 1.1891 // 1912 STT, Triest, Austria-Hungary 2038 79.6x10.6 9 1VTE   unlisted 1913
Θεμιστώ [Themisto] 7.1880 // 1912 Smith, North Shields, UK 1895 56.4x10.7   1VC   unlisted 1913
Εσπερία [Esperia] 5.1893 // 1912 Earle, Hull, UK 1635 91.6x10.5 18 2VTE   unlisted 1913
Μακεδονία [Makedonia] 3.1912 // 1912 Laing, Deptford, UK 6333 128.6x15.5 17 2VQE   sunk 2.1.1913


100 - 1000 t displacement/ BRT tonnage vessels


Pelops (1883, 973, 1912-1913); Athinai (1872, 940, 1912-1913); Arkadia (1892, 997, 1912-1913); Mykali (1885, 935, 1912-1913); Sfaktirea (1884, 831, 1912-1913)

Project history

Merchant steamers requisitioned by the navy during the First Balkan war 1912-1913.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Makedonia was scuttled by crew 3.1.1913 under gunfire of Turkish cruiser Hamidiye off Syros. She was salvaged, repaired but never re-commissioned by navy and sold in 1915 for merchant steamship company.