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Name Official number Flag IMO
ARIADNE    GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1899  22/04/1898  06/02/1899 
Vessel type Vessel description
Naval Cruiser  Steel Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Clydebank Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Clydebank   303 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 /  / 11000 disp 435' 6"  69' 0"  39' 8"  25 ft 6in 
Engine builder Clydebank Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
2 shaft, 4 cyl TE, 30 Belleville boilers, coal, giving 19,156ihp and 21.5 knots on trials. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
The Admiralty     
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
 
Vessel history
First Class Protected Cruiser, Diadem Class.
Served as flagship on the North American and West Indian Station.
1913 Converted to training ship for stokers.
1916-17 converted to minelayer at Devonport 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1917  Sunk 26/07/1917 
Disposal Detail
Sunk by UC-65 off Beachy Head. She was loaded with mines at the time and the torpedo struck her amidships on the port side. Most of the mines exploded killing 38 of her crew.
Survivors rescued by paddle minesweeper Lorna Doone.  
 

 



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