HMS Ariadne (1898)
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|Builder:||J&G Thompson, Clydebank|
|Launched:||22 April 1898|
|Reclassified:||Minelayer, March 1917|
|Fate:||Sunk by UC-65, 26 July 1917|
|Class and type:||Diadem-class protected cruiser|
|Displacement:||11,000 long tons (11,000 t)|
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 (12,300–13,000 kW)|
2 × triple expansion engines |
2 × shafts
|Speed:||20–20.5 kn (23–23.6 mph; 37–38.0 km/h)|
HMS Ariadne was a Diadem-class protected cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was built by J&G Thompson of Clydebank and launched on 22 April 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.
- 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.
- Diadem class at worldwar1.co.uk
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