HMAS Vampire from the right

HMAS Vampire from the right

Here we see the V class flotilla leader HMS Vampire from the right, showing the overall layout of the V class leaders, which became the basis for a large number of British destroyers of the First World War. They introduced the standard gun layout, with a pair of superfiring guns fore and aft (most clearing seen with the forward guns here, but the aft guns can also be made out), and a pair of torpedo tube mounts on either side of the rear searchlight platform. The Vampire had triple mounts, which can just be made out here with the third torpedo on top of the lower pair.

This picture comes from the collection of the Australian War Memorial, and is in the public domain.

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (8 August 2020), HMAS Vampire from the right , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hmas_vampire_right.html

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