HMS Snowdrop (1915)
|Class and type:||Azalea-class sloop|
|Launched:||7 October 1915|
|Fate:||Sold for breaking up on 15 January 1923|
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)|
1 × 4-cylinder triple expansion engine|
2 × cylindrical boilers
|Speed:||17 knots (31 km/h)|
|Range:||2,000 nmi (3,700 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h) with max. 260 tons of coal|
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 and sunk by U-55. Also that 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.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: the complete record of all fighting ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham. ISBN 9781861762818. OCLC 67375475.