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TORPEDO SHIPS

"V" destroyers (1917-1918)

Viscount 1918

Velox 1939

Vega 1940

Vendetta 1942

Verdun 1943

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Admiralty design
Vanoc F8A, F27, H4A, F84, H33   John Brown, Clydebank 9/1916 14/6/1917 8/1917 BU 7/1945
Vimiera F28, D23, L29   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 10/1916 22/6/1917 10/1917 sunk 9/1/1942
Vehement F1A, F12, H2A   Denny, Dumbarton 9/1916 6/7/1917 10/1917 sunk 1/8/1918
Vanquisher F3A, F08, F85, H0A, D54   John Brown, Clydebank 9/1916 18/8/1917 10/1917 BU 3/1947
Verdun F2A, F91, F16, D93, L93   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 1/1917 21/8/1917 11/1917 BU 3/1946
Violent FA1, F95, F31   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 11/1916 1/9/1917 11/1917 BU 3/1937
Vega F4A, F92, F09, D52, L41   Doxford, Pallion 12/1916 1/9/1917 12/1917 BU 3/1947
Vendetta (10/1933- RAN) FA3, F29, D69   Fairfield, Govan 11/1916 3/9/1917 10/1917 scuttled 2/7/1948
Vectis FA0, F94, F06   White, Cowes 12/1916 4/9/1917 12/1917 BU 8/1936
Venturous F30, F21, F87   Denny, Dumbarton 10/1916 21/9/1917 11/1917 BU 9/1936
Verulam FA2, F96, F19   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 2/1917 3/10/1917 12/1917 sunk 4/9/1919
Vortigern F35, G21, G03, D37   White, Cowes 1/1917 15/10/1917 1/1918 sunk 15/3/1942
Venetia F9A, F93, F14, D53   Fairfield, Govan 2/1917 29/10/1917 12/1917 sunk 19/10/1940
Vittoria G05, F96   Swan Hunter, Wallsend 2/1917 29/10/1917 5/1918 sunk 1/9/1919
Versatile F29, G10, D32   Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn 1/1917 30/10/1917 2/1918 BU 8/1948
Vivacious F32, G71, G01, D36   Yarrow, Scotstoun 7/1916 3/11/1917 12/1917 BU 3/1947
Velox H43, D40, G65, D34   Doxford, Pallion 1/11917 17/11/1917 4/1918 BU 2/1947
Vesper F39, D55   A. Stephens, Linthouse 12/1916 15/12/1917 2/1918 BU 3/1947
Vancouver, 4/1928- Vimy G04, D33   Beardmore, Dalmuir 3/1917 28/12/1917 3/1918 BU 3/1947
Vivien G39, L23   Yarrow, Scotstoun 7/1916 16/2/1918 5/1918 BU 2/1947
Vidette F07, D48   A. Stephens, Linthouse 2/1917 28/2/1918 4/1918 BU 3/1947
Vanessa G18, D29   Beardmore, Dalmuir 5/1917 16/3/1918 4/1918 BU 3/1947
Vanity G37, G19, D28, L38   Beardmore, Dalmuir 7/1917 3/5/1918 6/1918 BU 3/1947
Thornycroft specials
Viceroy F99, F38, D91, L21   Thornycroft, Woolston 12/1916 17/11/1917 1/1918 BU 6/1948
Viscount G24, D92   Thornycroft, Woolston 12/1916 29/12/1917 3/1918 stricken 3/1945

 

Displacement normal, t

Admiralty design: 1090

Thornycroft specials: 1095

Displacement full, t

Admiralty design: 1480 - 1523

Thornycroft specials: 1512

Length, m

95.1

Breadth, m

Admiralty design: 9.00

Thornycroft specials: 9.37

Draught, m

Admiralty design: 3.20

Thornycroft specials: 2.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Vancouver, Vanessa, Vanity, Vanquisher, Vanoc, Vehement, Venturous, Vendetta, Venetia, Verdun, Versatile, Verulam, Vesper, Vidette, Vivacious, Vivien, Viceroy, Viscount: 2 sets Brown-Curtis geared steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Vega, Velox, Violent, Vimiera, Vittoria: 2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Vectis, Vortigern: 2 sets Brown-Curtis geared steam turbines, 3 White-Forster boilers

Power, h. p.

27000

Max speed, kts

34

Fuel, t

Admiralty design: oil 367

Thornycroft specials: oil 374

Endurance, nm(kts)

2600(15)

Armament

4 x 1 - 102/45 QF Mk V, 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk II,  2 x 2 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 1 DCR, sweeps

Vanoc, Velox, Venturous, Versatile, Vehement, Vortigern, Vanquisher, Vimiera: (3 x 1 - 102/45 QF Mk V, 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk II, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 1 DCR, 60 mines) or (4 x 1 - 102/45 QF Mk V, 1 x 1 - 76/45 20cwt QF Mk II, 2 x 2 - 533 TT, 1 DCR, sweeps)

Complement

134

Ship project history: In response to claims by the C-in-C that the Germans were building large destroyers the Board decided in June 1916 that the next 26 destroyers should be repeats of the 'V class leaders. Triple TT were suggested by the DNO but vetoed by Controller to avoid delays. However decks were to be made strong enough to take triple tubes. Bridges were strengthened in response to criticism from the Fleet, with canvas screens replaced by steel plating. All were ordered between June and August 1916. As completed they resembled the 'V' leaders closely, but without the compass platform ahead of the searchlight platform amidships. In January 1917 orders were given to complete Vehement, Venturous, Vanoc and Vanquisher as minelayers, with rails for 60 'H' or 'M Sinker' mines. Subsequently Vimiera, Velox, Versatile, Vesper, Vittoria and Vortigern were altered in similar fashion. From 1920 onwards all except the minelayers were rearmed with triple TT (the minelayers retained the after twin TT, making them 5-tube boats). Vectis and Vortigern had typical White ribbed funnels, while Verdun, Versatile and Verulam had prominent caging on their funnel-tops. Viceroy and Viscount had tall flat-sided second funnels.

By the end of 1930 "V" and "W" classes become outdated, they partly were sold for BU and the majority of the remained was in a reserve. In 1938 it was offered to convert them to fast  AA escorts. It allowed to supplement fleet with so necessary ships before 1940 when completion of the first special "Hunt" class ships was expected. In total under the program which was named "WAIR", it was supposed to rearm 20 "V" and "W" classes destroyers.

During their conversion all old armaments were replaced by 2 twin 102mm DP guns (fore and aft) and 2 4 12.7mm MGs. Fwd superstructure  became box-shaped and was bigger. Works on the hull were limited to the insignificant re-planning of internal compartments called in basic changes in a construction of magazines, some (nearby 2m) slenderness of a forecastle and removing of side oil fuel tanks over wl.

Modernizations: early 1920s, Vancouver, Vanessa, Vanity, Vega, Venturous, Vendetta, Venetia, Verdun, Vesper, Vidette, Violent, Vivacious, Vivien, Vectis, Viceroy, Viscount: - 1 x 1 - 76/45, 2 x 2 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II, 2 x 3 - 533 TT

early 1920s, Vanoc, Velox, Venturous, Versatile, Vortigern, Vanquisher, Vimiera: - 1 x 1 - 76/45, 1 x 2 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II, 1 x 3 - 533 TT

1920s, Vega, Vidette: + type 114 sonar

1920s, Vanquisher, Venetia, Viceroy, Violent, Viscount: + type 115 sonar

1930s, many: + type 124 or type 127 sonar

(12/1938 - 10/1939), Vivien; (5 - 11/1939), Vega; (6/1939 - 1/1940), Vimiera; (9/1939 - 7/1940), Verdun; (10/1939 - 8/1940), Vanity: - 4 x 1 - 102/45, 1 x 1 - 40/39, 2 x 3 - 533 TT (or 1 x 3 and 1 x 2); + 2 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XVI, 2 x 4 - 12.7/62; (2 DCT and 1 DCR with 25 DCs totally)

early 1940, Vendetta: - 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + 1 x 4 - 12.7/62 (33 DC)

spring 1940, Vimy, Vanessa, Venetia, Vesper, Vidette, Vivacious, Viceroy, Viscount: + 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, DCs stowage was 33 pcs

spring 1940, Vanquisher, Vanoc, Velox, Versatile, Vortigern: + 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 2 DCT (DCs stowage was 33 pcs)

spring - summer 1940, Vanessa, Venetia, Vesper, Vidette, Vimy, Viscount, Vivacious, Vortigern: - 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V

spring - summer 1940, Vanoc, Velox, Vanquisher, Versatile: - 1 x 2 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V

(5/1940 - 1/1941), Viceroy: - 4 x 1 - 102/45, 2 x 3 - 533 TT; + 2 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XVI, 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 2 x 4 - 12.7/62; (2 DCT and 1 DCR with 25 DCs totally)

early 1941, Vendetta: - 1 x 1 - 40/39; + 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V

1941, Vivien, Vega, Vimiera, Verdun, Vanity, Viceroy: + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

1941 - 1942, many: + type 271, type 286/M/P radars

(1 - 6/1941), Vimy; (8/1941 - 6/1942), Vanessa: 1 boiler was removed, fuel stowage rose up to 445t, engine power decreased to 15 000hp, maximal speed was 25kts, full displacement was 1690-1775t. - 1 x 1 - 102/45, 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (110 DCs for 4 DCT and 2 DCR)

(6 - 12/1941), Viscount: 1 boiler was removed, fuel stowage rose up to 450t, engine power decreased to 16 400hp, maximal speed was 26kts, full displacement was 1750-1785t. - 1 x 1 - 102/45; + 6 DCT, 1 DCR (140 DCs for 8 DCT and 2 DCR totally)

early 1942, Vendetta: - 1 x 1 - 102/45 ("Y"), 1 x 4 - 12.7/62; + 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (50 DC totally)

1942, Vivien, Vega, Verdun, Vanity, Viceroy: - 2 x 4 - 12.7/62; + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

1942, Vanessa, Vimy, Viscount: - 1 x 1 - 102/45, type 124 or type 127 sonar; + 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, type 144 sonar

1942, Vanquisher, Vanoc, Velox, Versatile, Vesper, Vidette: - 1 x 1 - 76/40

1943, Vivacious: - 1 x 1 - 102/45; + 2 DCT, 1 DCR (50 DC totally)

1943 - 1944, many: - type 286/M/P radar; + type 291 radar

(9/1942 - 1/1943), Vidette; (9/1942 - 4/1943), Vanquisher; (12/1942 - 9/1943), Vesper; (1 - 9/1943), Versatile; (4 - 11/1943), Vanoc: 1 boiler was removed, fuel stowage rose up to 445t, engine power decreased to 15 000hp, maximal speed was 25kts, full displacement was 1690-1775t; - 2 x 1 - 102/45, 2 x 1 - 40/39, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, type 124 or type 127 sonar; + 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (110 DCs for 4 DCT and 2 DCR), type 144 sonar

1943 - 1944, Vimy, Vanessa: - 2 x 1 - 40/39; + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

1943, Viscount: - 2 x 1 - 40/39, 1 x 3 - 533 TT; + 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

(12/1943 - 5/1944), Velox: 1 boiler was removed, fuel stowage rose up to 445t, engine power decreased to 15 000hp, maximal speed was 25kts, full displacement was 1690-1775t. - 2 x 1 - 102/45, 2 x 1 - 40/39, 1 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 1 DCR; + 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

1944, Vanessa: - 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR

to 1945, Vimy, Vanessa, Vidette, Vanquisher, Vesper, Versatile, Vanoc, Velox: + 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

to 1945, Vivien, Vega, Verdun, Vanity, Viceroy: DCs stowage rose up to 30 - 45 pcs, full displacement was 1665-1710t, fuel stowage decreased to 325t (Viceroy: 331t).

1/1946, Vanquisher: 2 x 1 - 102/45 CP Mk II, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (110), type 271, type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Verdun: 2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk XIX, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (45), type 271, type 291 radars, type 124 or type 127 sonar

1/1946, Vega: 2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk XIX, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (45), type 271, type 291 radars, type 124 or type 127 sonar

1/1946, Versatile: 2 x 1 - 102/45 CP Mk II, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (110), type 271, type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Vivacious: 3 x 1 - 102/45 CP Mk II, 1 x 1 - 76/40 HA/LA Mk IX, 2 x 1 - 40/39 HA Mk II,  1 x 3 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (50), type 271, type 291 radars, type 124 or type 127 sonar

1/1946, Velox: 2 x 1 - 102/45 CP Mk II, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, mechanical minesweeping gear, type 271, type 291 radars, type 124 or type 127 sonar

1/1946, Vesper: 2 x 1 - 102/45 CP Mk II, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (110), type 271, type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Vimy: 2 x 1 - 102/45 CP Mk II, 1 x 1 - 76/40 HA/LA Mk IX, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (110), type 271, type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Vivien: 2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk XIX, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (45), type 271, type 291 radars, type 124 or type 127 sonar

1/1946, Vidette: 2 x 1 - 102/45 CP Mk II, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (110), type 271, type 291 radars, type 144 sonar

1/1946, Vanessa: 2 x 1 - 102/45 CP Mk II, 1 x 1 - 76/40 HA/LA Mk IX, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (110), type 271, type 291 radars, type 124 or type 127 sonar

1/1946, Vanity: 2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk XIX, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (45), type 271, type 291 radars, type 124 or type 127 sonar

1/1946, Viceroy: 2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk XIX, 3 x 1 - 40/39 HA Mk II, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 DCT, 1 DCR (45), type 271, type 291 radars, type 124 or type 127 sonar

Naval service: Vittoria was torpedoed by Russian submarine Pantera in Gulf of Finland 1/9/1919, Vehement in North sea 1/8/1918 and Verulam in Gulf of Finland near Seskar Island 4/9/1919 were mined. Venetia 19/10/1940 was stricken by German aviation mine in a mouth of Thames and sunk. Vimiera 9/1/1942 was stricken on German aviation mine in a mouth of Thames and sunk. Vortigern 15/3/1942 was sunk by German MTB S104 N of Cromer.

Venturous

Viceroy

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15