HMS Ariadne (M 65)
Minelayer of the Abdiel class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||19 Apr 1941|
|Laid down||15 Nov 1941|
|Launched||16 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||9 Oct 1943|
Scrapped in June 1965.
Commands listed for HMS Ariadne (M 65)
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|1||Capt. Lord Ashbourne, RN||1 Jul 1943||23 Apr 1945|
|2||Capt. Francis Bernard Lloyd, OBE, RN||23 Apr 1945||24 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Ariadne include:
13 Nov 1943
HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Ariadne (Capt. Lord Ashbourne, RN), HMS Tuscan (Lt.Cdr. C.H.de B. Newby, RN), HMS Virago (Lt.Cdr. A.J.R. White, RN), HMIS Cauvery (A/Cdr. A.W. Beeton, RIN) and another vessel. (2)
- ADM 173/18397
- ADM 173/18096
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.