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Name: APOLLO
Type: Minelayer
Keel: 10/10/1941
Launched: 05/04/1943
Completed: 12/02/1944
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 654
Dimensions: 2650disp - 3415disp, 400.5 x 40.0 x 11.3(draft)ft
Engines: 4 x Steam turbines, SR geared, Parsons type, 72000shp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 39.7knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 2 x 4.0ins QF, 2 x 2 x 40mm guns; 160 x naval mines
History:
12/02/1944 British Royal Navy
28/11/1962 Broken up
Comments: A member of the Abdiel class of fast minelayers
28/11/1962: Arrived at Blyth for breaking up by Hughes Bolckow Ltd


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Above photo, taken at Blyth 08/05/1963, is copyright of Brian Hargreaves

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