HMS Vittoria

Russia,Baltic Sea

HMS Vittoria was one of twenty one Admiralty V class destroyers built for the Royal Navy. She was laid down by Swan & Hunter in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and was launched in October 1917. She was commissioned in March 1918, and was after First World War converted to a mine layer. She was sent to the Baltic Sea to support the fight against the Bolsheviks in 1919. Outside the island Seiskari she was torpedoed by the Bolshevik submarine Pantera 31. August 1919. Pantera was with this act the first Soviet submarine to ever sink an enemy ship in history. The wreck was found by divers in 2013 and rest today on a depth of 30 meter.

Former names:
HMS Vittoria
F 96
312,0 x 26,9 x 11,2 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1305 displ ( std )
Newcastle-upon-Tyne ( UK ) 1917
( UK )

Picture: HMS Vittoria in 1917
Courtesy of Royal Navy, Public domain

Last updated: June 2019