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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Χίος [Chios]     Fairfield, Govan, UK 1914 16.12.1914 6.1915 // --- completed for United Kingdom (Melampus)
Κρήτη [Kriti]     John Brown, Clydebank, UK 4.1914 30.1.1915 6.1915 // --- completed for United Kingdom (Medea)
Σάμος [Samos]     Fairfield, Govan, UK 1914 1.2.1915 8.1915 // --- completed for United Kingdom (Melpomene)
Λέσβος [Lesvos]     John Brown, Clydebank, UK 4.1914 27.3.1915 7.1915 // --- completed for United Kingdom (Medusa)


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1007 - 1040

Displacement full, t

1200

Length, m

83.3

Breadth, m

8.15

Draught, m

2.59

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Brown-Curtis steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

25000

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

oil 278

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

3 x 1 - 102/41 QF Mk VII, 2 x 2 - 533 TT

Complement

80



Standard scale images


<i>Melampus </i>1915
Melampus 1915


Project history

Four 1000t destroyers ordered in June 1914 from John Brown - Kriti and Lesvos and at Fairfield - Samos and Chios. Requisitioned after the outbreak of the war and purchased in August 1914 by Royal Navy being renamed Medea, Medusa, Melpomene and Melampus respectively.