Niki-class destroyer

The Niki class of destroyers were ordered by the Royal Hellenic Navy before World War I when the Greek government embarked on a naval buildup after losing the Greco-Turkish War of 1897. These four ships were ordered from Germany in 1905 and were built in the Vulcan shipyard at Stettin.

Class overview
Name: Niki
Builders: AG Vulcan Stettin
Operators:  Hellenic Navy
Succeeded by: Aetos
Planned: 4
Completed: 4
General characteristics
Type: destroyer
Displacement: 350 tonnes
Length: 67 m (219 ft 10 in)
Beam: 6.1 m (20 ft)
Draught: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)
Armament: Gun 2 X FR 3in 7.6cm 12pdr Hotchkiss Single & Gun 4 X FR 57mm 6pdr 40cal Hotchkiss QF Single & Torpedo 2 X FR 18in 45cm
Armour: 2-7.6cm/2-5.7cm/2-45.7cm tt
Notes: Ships in class include: Niki, Aspis, Doxa and Velos.

During World War I, these ships were seized by the French Navy when Greece did not enter the war on the side of the allies, and were returned to the Hellenic Royal Navy in 1917 when Greece declared war.

The class consisted of four destroyers: Niki, Aspis, Doxa and Velos.

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