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NIKI destroyers (1906 - 1907 / 1916)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Niki (ex-Νίκη [Niki])   268 Vulcan, Stettin, Germany 1905 30.5.1906 1906 // 12.1916 to Greece late 1918 (Νίκη [Niki])
Doxa (ex-Δόξα [Doxa])   269 Vulcan, Stettin, Germany 1905 18.7.1906 1906 // 12.1916 sunk 27.6.1917
Aspis (ex-Ασπίς [Aspis])   272 Vulcan, Stettin, Germany 1905 3.4.1907 1907 // 12.1916 to Greece late 1918 (Ασπίς [Aspis])
Velos (ex-Βέλος [Velos])   273 Vulcan, Stettin, Germany 1905 8.5.1907 1907 // 12.1916 to Greece late 1918 (Βέλος [Velos])


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

275

Displacement full, t350
Length, m

67.0

Breadth, m

6.60

Draught, m

2.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

6800

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

coal 90

Endurance, nm(kts)1200(15)
Armament

2 x 1 - 76/51 14pdr Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 57/59 6pdr Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

58



Standard scale images


<i>Aspis </i>1910
Aspis 1910


Project history

A Niki class of 4 destroyers was ordered simultaneously with order on 4 destroyers of Thyella class for Yarrow. As a whole both classes were identical, but German-built ships differed by three-funneled outline profile and lower cost (1,250,000 francs for all four ships instead of 1,325,000). In 1916 all four of class were captured by French troops and till the end of First World War served under French flag.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Doxa was sunk off Milos 27.6.1917 by German submarine UB47.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.