HMS Ariadne (1898)

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HMS Ariadne
Career Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Ariadne
Builder: J&G Thompson, Clydebank
Launched: 22 April 1898
Reclassified: Minelayer, March 1917
Fate: Sunk by UC-65, 26 July 1917
General characteristics
Class and type: Diadem-class protected cruiser
Displacement: 11,000 long tons (11,000 t)
Length: 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)
Propulsion: 2 × triple expansion engines
2 × shafts
Speed: 20–20.5 kn (23–23.6 mph; 37–38.0 km/h)
Complement: 760
  • Casemates: 6 in (15 cm)
  • Deck: 2–4.5 in (5.1–11 cm)
  • File:HMS Ariadne (1898) 6-inch gun.jpg
    Sailors pose while loading a 6-inch (152-mm) gun aboard Ariadne ca. 1903. The gun's breech is open, and sailors are holding the rammer, projectile, and propellant casings.

    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.