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ARIADNE

 

Nationality:

Britain

Type: Cruiser / Minelayer
Class: ABDIEL - six in class
Builder: Stephen
Completed: October, 1943
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
6 40mm Bofors AA 3x2
12 20mm AA 12x1
100 - 156 mines
Compliment: 242

 

 

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

 

 

Pennant Number:  M 65

 

 

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). 

 

 

ARIADNE served in the Mediterranean in 1944, and was transferred to the Far East in 1945. Following World War II, ARIADNE's flag superior was changed from "M" to "N".  ARIADNE was laid up at Sheerness in 1946 and she was never recommissioned.  ARIADNE was scrapped in June, 1965.

 

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

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

 

 

Pictures

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(as ABDIEL)

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