HMS Ariel

DescriptionOn 2 August 1918, while minelaying in the western end of the Heligoland Bight, the British destroyer was sunk by a naval mine. In attempting to exit the minefield, after the destroyer HMS Vehement struck a mine and sank, theAriel struck a German mine, lost her bow and sank within an hour. 49 of her crew were lost.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost49
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War One
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