HMS Velox (D34)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Velox.
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HMS Velox, 1944
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Velox
Builder: Doxford, Pallion
Laid down: January 1917
Launched: 17 November 1917
Commissioned: 1 April 1918
Fate: Broken up 1947
General characteristics
Class and type: Admiralty V-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,272 tons
Length: 300 ft (91.4 m)
Beam: 26.9 ft (8.2 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Propulsion: 3 Yarrow type Water-tube boilers, Brown-Curtis steam turbines, 2 shafts, 27,000 shp (20,000 kW)
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h)
Complement: 110
Armament:

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.

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