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Name: VELOX
Type: Destroyer
Keel: 18/04/1901
Launched: 11/02/1902
Completed: 05/1903
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 383
Dimensions: 400 - 462disp, 210.0 x 21.0 x 7.0(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x HP Steam turbines, 2 x LP Steam turbines, 50000shp
Engines by: Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company Ltd
Propulsion: 4 x 2 x Screws, 34.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 1 x 12pdr QF, 5 x 1 x 6pdr QF guns; 2 x 1 x torpedo tubes
History:
05/1903 British Royal Navy
25/10/1915 Sank
Comments: Built as a speculative venture by Parsons MST with the hull sub-contracted to HL
Purchased by the Admiralty in 1902
Achieved 34.5knots when under trials at light load
1913: Reclassified as a member of the C Class
25/10/1915: Mined and sunk off the Nab light vessel


Above photo as VELOX copyright of the Imperial War Museum

Above photo as VELOX copyright of the Imperial War Museum

A plan view of the machinery layout of VELOX as built

Shields Daily Gazette, Wednesday, 12/02/1902