Based on German Second World War drawing
Part of Abdiel or Manxman-class fast minelayers 1938 group. Laid down by John I. Thornycroft&Company, Woolston, England on 4 April 1939, launched on 20 August 1940, commissioned on 4 May 1941 and lost after being damaged in a German air attack north of Bardia, Libya on 25 October 1941.
Displacement 2,650 (standard)-3,415 (full load) tons and as dimensions 122.07 (between perpendiculars)-127.0 (over all) x 12 x 3.43-4.50 (full load) metres or 400.6-418 x 40 x 11.3-14.9 feet. Propulsion consisted Parsons geared steam turbines and 4 Admiralty 3-drum water tube boilers supplying via 2 shafts 72,000 shp allowing a speed of 38 (full load)-40 (normal) knots and a range of 1,000 nautical miles.38 knots. Crew numbered 242 men. Armament 3x2-10cm/4” Mark XVI guns, 4x1-4cm/2pd MK VIII quick firing guns, 2x4-12.7mm/0.50” Vickers machine guns (later 12x1 and 2-2cm Oerlikon cannons and 156 mines.