HMS Welland

The Ship

Broken up. 1920

The River Class destroyer marked the break between torpedo boats and true destroyers and set the destroyer programmes of Britain and other major naval powers until 1916. The class served the Royal Navy well and was used during WWI for patrol and escort duties. Due to their higher silhouette which made them more visible, they were less suited for surprise torpedo attacks.

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Postally used 10 December 1910.


Postally used 15 December 1907.


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