HMS Snowdrop (1915)

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Class and type: Azalea-class sloop
Name: HMS Snowdrop
Builder: McMillan
Launched: 7 October 1915
Fate: Sold for breaking up on 15 January 1923
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,250 tons
Length: 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)
Propulsion: 1 × 4-cylinder triple expansion engine
2 × cylindrical boilers
1 screw
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
Complement: 79 men

HMS Snowdrop was an Azalea-class sloop of the Royal Navy.


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.


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