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Type: Cruiser, 3rd Class ; Armament 6
Launched : 1886 ; Displacement: 1770 tons
Disposal date or year : 1905
Machinery notes: 3500
1 Jan 1889 Commissioned at Devonport.
1890 East Indies.
29 Mar 1900 To be recommissioned at Chatham for the East Indies Station.
17 June 1900 It is reported that the Melpomene, which has been relieved on the East Indies station by the Cossack, is expected at Portsmouth.