HMS Vindex


Vindex, originally named Viking, was originally built as passenger ferries for the Isle of Man Steam Packet society. Manxman was also a ferry for the Midland Railway for the Heysham - Douglas service. Both were taken over by the Royal Navy in 1915 (Vindex) and 1916 (Manxman) to be converted as seaplane tenders. They are able to carry eight seaplanes.

Ship data

Relative combat value: 117

Basic damage control capacity: 73%


Displacement: 2950 tons

Length: 110 m

Width: 13 m

Draught: 4 m

Standard crew: 218


Maximum speed (undamaged): 23 knots

Endurance: 2224 km

Coal capacity: 120 tons

Armour protection

Conning tower armour: 0

Hull armour: 0

Main belt armour: 0

Deck armour: 0

Best armour type: None


4 x 12-pdr 18cwt QF Mk Is, locally controlled. Ammo: 800 rounds

1 x 6-pdr 8cwt QF Mk I, locally controlled. Ammo: 200 rounds

Ships in classEdit

  • Vindex
  • Manxman