HMS Paragon (1913)
|Builder:||John I. Thornycroft & Company, Woolston|
|Launched:||21 February 1913|
|Fate:||Sunk 17 March 1917|
|Class and type:||Acasta-class destroyer|
|Length:||265 ft (81 m)|
|Beam:||26 ft 6 in (8.08 m)|
|Installed power:||22,500 ihp (16,800 kW)|
|Speed:||29 kn (54 km/h)|
HMS Paragon was an Acasta-class destroyer that served in the Royal Navy during the First World War. She was launched in 1913, and joined the Fourth Flotilla upon completion. Serving with the Grand Fleet in August 1914, Paragon moved to the Humber in the summer of 1916, then to Portsmouth, then to Devonport by 1917. On 17 March 1917, fighting alongside HMS Llewellyn in an action in the Dover Strait with eight German torpedo boats, Paragon was sunk by torpedo.
- "Destroyers Before 1918"
- Colledge. Ships of the Royal Navy. p. 260.
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.