HMS Vittoria (1917)

HMS Vittoria was a British destroyer of the Admiralty V-class. She was converted to a minelayer, and was torpedoed by the Bolshevik submarine Pantera off the island of Seiskari in the Gulf of Finland on 31 August 1919.

HMS Vittoria
History
United Kingdom
NameHMS Vittoria
NamesakeBattle of Vitoria
BuilderSwan Hunter, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Launched29 October 1917
FateTorpedoed in the Gulf of Finland, 31 August 1919
General characteristics
Class and typeAdmiralty V-class destroyer
Displacement1,272–1,339 long tons (1,292–1,360 t)
Length300 ft (91.4 m) o/a, 312 ft (95.1 m) p/p
Beam26 ft 9 in (8.2 m)
Draught9 ft (2.7 m) (standard), 11 ft 2 in (3.4 m) (deep)
Installed power27,000 shp (20,000 kW)
Propulsion
Speed34 kn (39 mph; 63 km/h)
Range3,500 nmi (4,000 mi; 6,500 km) at 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h), 900 nmi (1,000 mi; 1,700 km) at 32 kn (37 mph; 59 km/h)
Capacity320–370 long tons (330–380 t) fuel oil
Complement110
Armament4 × QF 4 in Mk V (102mm L/45), 2 × QF 2-pdr Mk.II "pom-pom" (40 mm L/39) or; 1 × QF 12-pdr 20 cwt, 4 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2x2)

The sunken destroyer was given to the state of Finland on 12 December 1919 together with her sister ship Verulam; however, when salvaging began in 1925, it was found that both ships were broken in two and impossible to repair.

In November 2013, divers rediscovered the wreck of the sunken destroyer at a depth of 30 meters (98 feet).[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Red Navy's first kill discovered in Gulf of Finland". Radio: The Voice of Russia. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2013.

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Coordinates: 60°5′N 28°23′E / 60.083°N 28.383°E / 60.083; 28.383