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ARIEL

Fleet

Royal Navy

Ship Type

Destroyer

Nickname

Ship Class

Acheron class (I class)

Grouping

1st Destroyer Flotilla, HMS Fearless, leader (Captain D Roper)

Command

Battle-Cruiser Fleet

Builder's Yard

Thorneycroft

Budget Year

Construction Notes

Date Laid Down

Launch Date

Completed date

Commission date

Year laid down

Year launched

Year completed

1911

Commission Year

Pennant No

Photo Details

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Sister ships

Eventual Fate

Mined and sunk in North Sea 1918

Jutland result

Ready for action after dock repairs

Commander

Noteable Officers

72

Crew complement

Officers

Ratings

Killed

Wounded

Prisoners

Displacement full Load (tons)

750 - 780

Artefacts Data

Ship's Model

Length (ft)

240'

Length (mtrs)

Beam (ft)

25' 9"

Beam (mtrs)

Draught (ft)

Draught (mtrs)

Max. Speed (knots)

27 - 30

Range (miles)

Range (kilometres)

Fuel

Propulsion

2 shafts run by 2 turbines. Rated between 15,000 and 16,500 hp.

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

Two BL 4" L/40 Mk VIII guns, mounting P Mk V and two QF 12 pdr. 12 cwt. Naval guns, mounting P Mk I

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

21"

No. tubes

2

Torpedo Type MM

533 mm

No. Mines

Torpedo Notes

Two single mounts

References & sources

H M Fleming Warships of World War One