HMS Snowdrop (1915)
|Class and type:||Azalea-class sloop|
|Launched:||7 October 1915|
|Decommissioned:||15 January 1923|
|Out of service:||Yes|
|Fate:||Sold for breaking up on 15 January 1923|
|Displacement:||1,250 long tons (1,270 t)|
|Beam:||33 ft 6 in (10.21 m)|
|Draught:||11 ft 9 in (3.58 m)|
|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 maximum load of fuel|
|Capacity:||260 short tons (240 t) of coal (maximum)|
|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. A few had no 3-pounders.|
Snowdrop was built at the yards of McMillan, and was launched on 7 October 1915. She served during the First World War. In 1918 she rescued the survivors from the liner RMS Carpathia, which had been torpedoed three times and sunk by U-55 (six years earlier Carpathia had rescued the survivors from the ill-fated RMS Titanic). Also that same year she took the American destroyer USS Cassin in tow, after the Cassin had been damaged by U-61.
Snowdrop survived the war and continued in service until being sold for breaking up on 15 January 1923 to the Unity Ship Breaking Company.