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V. Class Flotilla Leader destroyers consisted of HMS Vampire, (ex Wallace,) HMS Valentine (ex HMS Bruce) HMS Valhalla (ex Douglas) HMS Valorous (ex Montrose) and HMS Valkyrie (ex Malcolm).  These ships were designed to do 34 knots and would outstrip any existing Flotilla Leaders.  and This class were  costing £200,000 each which compared favorably to similar designed which were a good £50,000 dearer. The first ships ordered were form Denny Brothers in April 1916 followed by the other three in July.  These flotilla leaders had better armament than their predecessors and better accommodation.

Displacement: 1188 tons normal, and 1400 tons deep load, Speed: 34 Knots   Compliment: 115  Armament: Four 4-inch Guns  two 2 pdr pompoms and Four 21-inch Torpedo Tubes.

HMS Vampire  (D.68) 21st May 1917 Sold to Australia in 1933 she was sunk on 9th April 1942.
HMS Valentine (D49) 24th March 1917 Sunk on 15th May 1940.
HMS Valhalla 22nd May 1917 Sold for scrapping in December 1931.
HMS Valorous (D82) 8th May 1917 Sold for scrapping in March 1947.
HMS Valkyrie 13th March 1917 Sold for scrapping in 1936.

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Crew members of HMS Vampire.

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HMS Valentine

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HMS Valentine pictured c. 1934.   ©Walker Archive

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Crew of HMS Valentine.  ©Walker Archive

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HMS Valentine, 1934.

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HMS Valentine and HMS Vimy smokescreening, 1927.

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Crew of HMS Valhalla.

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HMS Valorous, July 1935.

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HMS Valorous ©Walker Archive

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HMS Valorous visiting Liverpool c.1918.  ©Walker Archive

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HMS Valkyrie, 1917.

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HMS Valkyrie.

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HMS Valkyrie.

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