The Greek destroyer (Τορπιλλοβόλον) Doxa (Greek: Τ/Β Δόξα), named for the Greek word for glory, served in the Hellenic Royal Navy from 1907-1917. She was one of four Niki-class destroyers ordered from Germany in 1905 and was built in the Vulcan shipyard at Stettin.
She saw action in the First Balkan War in 1913. During World War I, Greece belatedly entered the war on the side of the Triple Entente and, due to Greece's neutrality, the four Niki Class ships were seized by the Allies in October 1916, taken over by the French in November and served in the French Navy until 1917. On 27 June 1917, while serving with the French Navy on escort duty, Doxa was attacked and sunk by the German u-boat UB-47 in the Straits of Messina at 38°08′N 15°35′E / 38.133°N 15.583°E / 38.133; 15.583Coordinates: 38°08′N 15°35′E / 38.133°N 15.583°E / 38.133; 15.583, resulting in 29 deaths.
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