Greek destroyer Doxa

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Doxa ship.jpg
Doxa - Δόξα
History
Greece
Ordered: 1905
Builder: Stettiner Vulcan AG, Stettin
Laid down: 1905
Launched: 18 July 1906
Commissioned: 1906
Fate: Sunk 27 June 1917 in Straits of Messina
General characteristics
Class and type: Niki-class destroyer
Displacement: 350 tons standard
Length: 67 m (220 ft)
Beam: 6.1 m (20 ft)
Draft: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Installed power: 6,800 hp (5,100 kW)
Propulsion: 2 shafts
Speed: Maximum 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Armament:
  • 2 × 3-inch (76 mm) 12-pounder Hotchkiss
  • 2 × 57 mm 6-pounder/40cal Hotchkiss QF
  • 2 × 18-inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes

The Greek destroyer (τορπιλλοβόλον) Doxa (Greek: Δόξα, "glory"), served in the Royal Hellenic Navy from 1907-1917. She was one of four Niki-class destroyers ordered from Germany in 1905 and was built in the Vulcan shipyard at Stettin.[1]

She saw action in the First Balkan War in 1912–13 under Alexandros Chatzikyriakos. During World War I, Greece did not enter the war on the side of the Triple Entente until 1917 and, due to Greece's neutrality the four Niki-class ships had been seized by the Allies in October 1916, taken over by the French in November and served in the French Navy until 1917. On 27 June 1917, while serving with the French Navy on escort duty,[2] Doxa was attacked and sunk by the German u-boat UB-47 in the Straits of Messina at 38°08′N 15°35′E / 38.133°N 15.583°E / 38.133; 15.583Coordinates: 38°08′N 15°35′E / 38.133°N 15.583°E / 38.133; 15.583, resulting in 29 deaths.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Ships hit during WWI: Doxa". German and Austrian U-boats of World War I - Kaiserliche Marine - Uboat.net. 
  2. ^ Greek Navy, World War 1
  3. ^ Spindler, Handelskrieg, Vol IV, p.349
  4. ^ Randal Gray; Przemyslaw Budzbon (1 May 1985). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1906-1921. Naval Institute Press. p. 386. ISBN 978-0-87021-907-8. Retrieved 28 October 2012.