HMS Verulam (1917)

HMS Verulam was an Admiralty V-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was built by Hawthorn Leslie and was launched on 3 October 1917. She struck a mine off the island of Seiskari in the Gulf of Finland on the night between 3–4 September 1919, and sank.

HMS Verulam in 1918
History
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Verulam
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie and Company, Hebburn
Launched: 3 October 1917
Fate: Sunk on 3–4 September 1919
General characteristics
Class and type: Admiralty V-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,272-1,339 tons
Length: 300 ft (91.4 m) o/a, 312 ft (95.1 m) p/p
Beam: 26 ft 9 in (8.2 m)
Draught: 9 ft (2.7 m) standard, 11 ft 3 in (3.4 m) deep
Propulsion:
  • 3 Yarrow type Water-tube boilers
  • Brown-Curtis steam turbines, 2 shafts, 27,000 shp
Speed: 34 kn
Range: 320-370 tons oil, 3,500 nmi at 15 kn, 900 nmi at 32 kn
Complement: 110
Armament:

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


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