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APOLLO

 

Nationality:

Britain

Type: Cruiser / Minelayer
Class: ABDIEL - six in class
Builder: Hawthorne Leslie
Completed: February, 1944
Displacement: 2,650 tons

Dimensions: (in feet and inches)

418' x 40' x 14' 9"
Machinery: 2-shaft Parsons geared turbines; 4 Admiralty 3-drum boilers; 72,000shp.  Oil:  695 tons
Speed: 39.75 knots
Armament:
NUMBER SIZE MOUNTS
4 4" / 45 cal. QF 2x2
4 40mm Bofors AA 2x2
12 20mm AA 12x1
100 - 156 mines
Compliment: 242

 

 

Sister ships:  ABDIEL, ARIADNE, LATONA, MANXMAN, WELSHMAN

 

 

Pennant Number:  M 01

 

 

Notes:   A successful class of fast minelayers, also used for such duties as running special cargoes of ammunition to Malta.  APOLLO and her sister ARIADNE were built to a slightly modified design than the first four of the class (ABDIEL, LATONA, MANXMAN and WELSHMAN). 

 

 

Upon entering service in February, 1944, APOLLO was assigned to the 10th Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet. She took part in minelaying operations off French coast in April-May 1944. Post-war, APOLLO served as a as a flagship and dispatch vessel; during this time, her flag superior was changed from "M" to "N".  APOLLO was scrapped in November 1962.

 

A special "thank you!" to the following on-line source for additional information on the APOLLO:

   http://uboat.net/allies/warships/class.html?ID=77&navy=HMS

 

 

Pictures

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(as ABDIEL)

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