Abdiel Class

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History of  Royal Navy cruisers (minelayers). Royal Navy cruiser website dedicated to the Abdiel Class. HMS Abdiel, HMS Latona, HMS Manxman, HMS Welshman, HMS Apollo, HMS Ariadne including crew and families of ex-crew members notice board for the Abdiel Class minelayer cruisers.

Specifications for HMS Abdiel, HMS Latona, HMS Manxman and HMS Welshman

 

Displacement: 2,650 tons   Speed: 40kts    Complement: 242

Armament: Six 4 inch guns in pairs.   Four 2pdr anti-aircraft guns as well as eight 0.5 inch machine guns in four and 156 mines.

 

Specifications for HMS Apollo and HMS Ariadne

 

Displacement: 2,650 tons   Speed: 40kts    Complement: 242

Armament: Four 4 inch anti-aircraft guns in pairs.   Four 40mm anti-aircraft guns in pairs, twelve 20mm anti-aircraft guns in pairs and 156 mines.