HMS Paragon (1913)

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United Kingdom
Name: HMS Paragon
Builder: John I. Thornycroft & Company, Woolston
Launched: 21 February 1913
Fate: Sunk 17 March 1917
General characteristics
Class and type: Acasta-class destroyer
Displacement: 917 tons
Length: 265 ft (80.8 m)
Beam: 26 ft 6 in (8.1 m)
Installed power: 22,500 ihp (16,800 kW)
Speed: 29 knots (54 km/h; 33 mph)
Complement: 75

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 4th Destroyer 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.[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ "Destroyers Before 1918"
  2. ^ Colledge. Ships of the Royal Navy. p. 260.