Velos (1907)

Velos, date unknown. Original image believed to be public domain, digital hosted at https://hellasarmy.gr/hn_unit.php?id=DD-NIKI-03.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1905
Launched
1907
Commissioned
1907
Decommissioned
1926
AD/BC
AD
History

Laid down in 1905 as a Niki-class destroyer, Velos, Greek for Arrow, was one of four Niki-class destroyers built in Germany to Greek order. Commissioned in 1907, Velos missed combat during the Balkan Wars, and was one of the Greek ships seized by the French in October, 1916. She served in the French Fleet until 1918, after the Greek entry into the War, and finished out the year running convoy escort in the Mediterranean. Post-War, Velos was the first Greek warship to enter Constantinople, and saw service in the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-22, evacuating Greek nationals form Pontus. Unlike her surviving sisters, Velos was not modernized in the 1920s, and decommissioned in 1926. She was subsequently sold for scrap.