HMS Arabis (1915)

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History
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Class and type: Arabis-class sloop
Name: HMS Arabis
Builder: D. and W. Henderson and Company, Glasgow
Launched: 6 November 1915
Fate: Sunk, 10 February 1916
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,250 long tons (1,270 t)
Length:
  • 255 ft 3 in (77.80 m) p.p.
  • 267 ft 9 in (81.61 m) o/a
Beam: 33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)
Draught: 11 ft 9 in (3.58 m)
Propulsion:
Speed: 17 kn (20 mph; 31 km/h)
Range: 2,000 nmi (2,300 mi; 3,700 km) at 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h) with max. 260 tons of coal
Complement: 79 men
Armament: 2 × 1 - QF 4 inch Mk IV guns, BL 4 inch Mk IX guns or QF 4.7 inch Mk IV guns and 2 × 1 - 3-pounders (47 mm) AA.

HMS Arabis was an Arabis-class sloop of the Royal Navy. She had a brief career, serving during the First World War.

She was built by D. and W. Henderson and Company, of Glasgow as Yard No 497, and was launched on 6 November 1915. She was involved in a minesweeping exercise off the Dogger Bank during the night of 10 February 1916, when she was encountered by a flotilla of German destroyers. A brief action followed which led to the torpedoing and sinking of Arabis with the loss of 56 of her crew.

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