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NIKI destroyers (1906-1907)


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Niki 1931

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Νίκη [Niki]     Vulcan, Stettin, Germany 1905 30.5.1906 1906 captured by France 12.1916 (Niki), returned 12.1918, receiving ship 4.1941, stricken 1945
Δόξα [Doxa]     Vulcan, Stettin, Germany 1905 18.7.1906 1906 captured by France 12.1916 (Doxa), returned 12.1918, sunk 27.6.1917
Ασπίς [Aspis]     Vulcan, Stettin, Germany 1905 3.4.1907 1907 captured by France 12.1916 (Aspis), returned 12.1918, receiving ship 4.1941, stricken 1945
Βέλος [Velos]     Vulcan, Stettin, Germany 1905 8.5.1907 1907 captured by France 12.1916 (Velos), returned 12.1918, discarded 1926


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 Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 57/59 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

58



Standard scale images


<i>Aspis </i>1910
Aspis 1910


Graphics


<i>Niki </i>1931
Niki 1931


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). Speed of survived ships by 1940 did not exceed 25kts.

Modernizations

(1925-1927, Salamis), Aspis, Niki: - 2 x 1 - 76/51, 4 x 1 - 57/59; + 2 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08, 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII

Naval service

Doxa was sunk off Milos 27.6.1917 by German submarine UB47. Aspis and Niki in April, 1941 were disarmed and all the time of war were used as receiving ships. Both were broken up in 1945.