Greek destroyer Nea Genea
Nea Genea (ex-German V-6)
|Launched:||29 February 1912|
|Class and type:||V1-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||570 tons standard|
|Length:||70.20 m (230 ft 4 in)|
|Beam:||7.60 m (24 ft 11 in)|
|Draft:||3.10 m (10 ft 2 in)|
|Propulsion:||AEG-Vulcan 4 coal burning, 2 funnels|
|Speed:||32 knots (59 km/h; 37 mph) maximum|
The ship, along with one of her six sister ships of V-class destroyers, Keravnos, was ordered from Germany. They were purchased before entering service in the German Navy, from the German shipyard Vulcan AG in Stettin, when the Balkan Wars were underway.
Later, during World War I, Greece belatedly entered the war on the side of the Triple Entente and, due to Greece's neutrality the two ex-German V-class ships were seized by the Allies in October 1916, taken over by the French in November and served in the French Navy from 1917-18. By 1918, they were back on escort duty under Greek colors, mainly in the Aegean Sea.
Nea Genea was stricken in 1919 and scrapped in 1922.