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ABDIEL

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Minelayer

Nickname

Ship Class

Marksman

Grouping

Attached

Command

Grand Fleet

Builder's Yard

Cammell Laird at Birkenhead

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

06.05.1915

Launch Date

12.10.1915

Completed date

Commission date

26.03.1916

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

Related stories

Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Scrapped 1935

Jutland result

Sent ahead by JRJ to mine the entrance to the Horns Reef. SMS Ostrfriesland struck a mine laid by the Abdiel on May 4th.

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Commander Berwick Curtis

Noteable Officers

Crew complement

104

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

1,700

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

324.1

Length (mtrs)

99.01 m

Beam (ft)

31.9

Beam (mtrs)

9.68

Draught (ft)

12

Draught (mtrs)

3.66

Max. Speed (knots)

34

Range (miles)

4,940 15kts

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

3 shaft, Parsons turbine. 4 Yarrow boilers yielding 36,000 shp

Armour Main Belt

Deck Armour

Turret Armour IN CM

Conning Tower Armour

Barbette Armour

Weight of armour

Armour / Displacement Ratio

Watertight compartments

General Notes

Fire Control Table

Fire Control - Clock

Primary Gun calibre

No. Primary Turrets

Guns (No.barrels)

Primary gun layout

Rounds per main gun

Effective broadside guns

Primary shell Weight (inches or cm)

Primary Broadside Weight

Secondary Gun Calibre

Guns (No.barrels) 2

Rounds per secondary

Other Armament

2 x QF Mk IV 4" guns, 2x 2 pdr Pom Pom Mk II AA.

Elevation (degrees)

Gunnery Range (yards)

Gunnery Range (metres)

Rate of Fire (rds per minute)

Shells expended Main

Mines dropped

Shells expended Secondary

Torpedoes fired

Gunnery Notes

Torpedo Type IN

No. tubes

Torpedo Type MM

No. Mines

66

Torpedo Notes

References & sources