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HMS Meda (1880)

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Name  HMS Meda
Acquired  1880
Construction started  24 December 1879
Laid down  1879
Name  Meda
Launched  1880
Builder  William Westacott Ship Building Company, Barnstaple
Fate  Sold in 1887 to Colony of Western Australia.

HMS Meda was a schooner of the Royal Navy, built by William Westacott Ship Building Company, Barnstaple and purchased by the Royal Navy in 1880.

She commenced service on the Australia Station in 1880 as a survey vessel for hydrographic surveys. She undertook survey work along North West Australia. The Meda River and Meda Passage are named after her. She was sold in 1887 to the Colony of Western Australia.


She was sold to the Wesleyan Board of Missions in 1896. Meda was wrecked on a reef near East Cape, New Guinea on 14 June 1897.


HMS Meda (1880) Wikipedia

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