HMS Bluebell (1915)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Bluebell.
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Bluebell
Builder: Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Greenock
Launched: 24 July 1915
Fate: Sold on 26 May 1930
General characteristics
Class and type: Acacia-class minesweeping sloop
Displacement: 1,200 tons
Length:
  • 250 ft (76 m) p/p
  • 262 ft 6 in (80.01 m) o/a
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draught: 12 ft (3.7 m)
Propulsion:
  • 1 × 4-cylinder triple expansion engine
  • 2 × cylindrical boilers
  • 1 screw
Speed: Designed for 1,400 or 1,800 hp to make 17 knots (31 km/h), but actually required about 2200 I.H.P. for this speed
Range: 2,000 nmi (3,700 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h) with max. 250 tons of coal
Complement: 77 men
Armament: Designed to mount 2 × 12-pounder (76 mm) guns and 2 × 3-pounder (47 mm) AA guns, but with wide variations

HMS Bluebell was an Acacia-class minesweeping sloop of the Royal Navy launched on 24 July 1915.[1][2]

The merchant vessel SS Libau (masquerading under the name Aud) was intercepted by Bluebell as she carried arms to Ireland for the Easter Rising in 1916.[3]

Fate[edit]

She was sold in May 1930.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Acacia class sloops, 1915". battleships-cruisers.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "HMS Bluebell". clydesite.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Black night in Ballykissane". The Kingdom. 2006-04-13. Archived from the original on 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2008-07-01.