HMS Ariadne (1898)

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HMS Ariadne
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Ariadne
Builder: J&G Thompson, Clydebank
Launched: 22 April 1898
Reclassified: Minelayer, March 1917
Fate: Sunk by UC-65, 26 July 1917
General characteristics
Class and type: Diadem-class protected cruiser
Displacement: 11,000 long tons (11,000 t)
Length: 435 ft (133 m)
(462 ft 6 in (140.97 m) o/a)
Beam: 69 ft (21 m)
Draught: 25 ft 6 in (7.77 m)
Installed power: 16,500–18,000 ihp (12,300–13,400 kW)
Propulsion: 2 × triple expansion engines
2 × shafts
Speed: 20–20.5 kn (23.0–23.6 mph; 37.0–38.0 km/h)
Complement: 760
Armament: Original: 16 × QF 6 in (150 mm) guns, 14 × QF 12-pounder guns, 3 × QF 3-pounder guns, 2 × 18-inch (450-mm) torpedo tubes
As Minelayer: 4 × 6 in (150 mm) guns, 1 × 12-pounder gun, 354 mines
Armour: Casemates: 6 in (15 cm)
Deck: 2–4.5 in (5.1–11.4 cm)
Sailors pose while loading a 6-inch (152-mm) gun aboard Ariadne ca. 1903. The gun '​s breech is open, and sailors are holding the rammer, projectile, and propellant casings.

HMS Ariadne was a Diadem-class protected cruiser of the Royal Navy, which was launched in 1898, In March 1913, she was converted to a stokers' training ship and in 1917 was converted to a minelayer and assigned to the Nore Command. She was torpedoed and sunk off Beachy Head by the German submarine UC-65 on 26 July 1917.

Service history[edit]

Ariadne was built by J&G Thompson of Clydebank and launched on 22 April 1898.

In March 1902 she was ordered to prepare for service on the North America Station, where she would act as flagship to Vice-Admiral A. L. Douglas when he took up command on the station later that year.[1] Captain Montague Browning was appointed flag captain in command of the ship from 5 June 1902.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Tuesday, 25 March 1902. (36724), p. 9.
  2. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Tuesday, 29 April 1902. (36754), p. 7.

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Coordinates: 50°39′18″N 0°17′28″E / 50.655°N 0.291°E / 50.655; 0.291