For other ships of the same name, see HMS Velox
HMS Velox, 1944
|Career (United Kingdom)
||17 November 1917
||1 April 1918
||Broken up 1947
|Class & type:
||Admiralty V class
||300 ft (91.4 m)
||26.9 ft (8.2 m)
||9 ft (2.7 m)
||3 Yarrow type Water-tube boilers, Brown-Curtis steam turbines, 2 shafts, 27,000 shp (20,000 kW)
||34 knots (63 km/h)
||4 × QF 4-inch (101.6 mm) L/45 Mark V guns, mounting P Mk. I
2 × QF 2 pdr pom-pom Mk. II
2 × twin tubes for 21" torpedoes. Later converted to one twin and one triple tube
HMS Velox (D34) was a 'V' class destroyer built in 1918. She served in the last year of the First World War and was engaged in the Second Ostend Raid. During the interwar period she underwent a refit and continued serving during the Second World War as a long range convoy escort in the battle of the Atlantic. Post-war Velox was broken up in the reduction of the fleet.
- Preston, Antony (1971). 'V & W' Class Destroyers 1917-1945. London: Macdonald. OCLC 464542895.
- Raven, Alan; Roberts, John (1979). 'V' and 'W' Class Destroyers. Man o' War 2. London: Arms & Armour. ISBN 0-85368-233-X.