Allied Warships

Cruiser minelayers

All Cruiser minelayer classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).


Royal Navy

 Abdiel (6)1941 - 1944

1 ship classes.

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Cruiser minelayers



Royal Navy25 Oct 1941HMS Latona (M 76)Abdiel 


Royal Navy1 Feb 1943HMS Welshman (M 84)Abdiel 
Royal Navy10 Sep 1943HMS Abdiel (M 39)Abdiel 

3 Minelayers lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 Vol 2

Williamson, Gordon

Books dealing with this subject include:

Hitler's Forgotten Flotillas, Lawrence Paterson, 2017
Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939-45 Vol 2, Williamson, Gordon, 2002
World War II American Destroyer Minelayers DM-1 through DM-22, Borchers, Duane D., Sr.,

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