Doxa (1906)

Doxa, date unknown. Greek photo, believed to be in the public domain.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1905
Launched
1906
Commissioned
1906
AD/BC
AD
History

Doxa (Greek for Glory) was one of four Niki-class destroyers of the Royal Hellenic Navy. Laid down in 1905, she was built in Germany, and commissioned in late 1906. Doxa saw action in the Balkan Wars of 1912-13, where she was initially under the command of Alexandros Hatzikyriakos, who would later be a prominent government official and navy minister. Doxa was seized by the French in October, 1916, due to Greece being unwilling to join the Great War, and was put into French service in the Mediterranean. She was sunk by UB-47 during an escort mission on 27 June, 1917, while still under French control. Twenty-nine crew went down with the ship.