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ADRIAS escort destroyers (1942, 1942/1946)

Pindos 1943

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Πίνδος <Pindos> (ex-Bolebroke) L65, 1952- D72 Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 4/1941 5/11/1941 6/1942 to United Kingdom 11/1959, BU
Αδρίας <Adrias> (ex-Border) L67 Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 5/1941 3/2/1942 8/1942 damaged 22/10/1943, never repaired, BU 11/1945
Άστιγξ <Astings> (ex-Catterick) L81, 1952- D14 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow, UK 3/1941 22/11/1941 6/1942 // 5/1946 to United Kingdom 1963, BU
Κανάρης <Kanaris> (ex-Hatherleigh) L53, 1952- D53 Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne, UK 12/1940 18/12/1941 8/1942 to United Kingdom 11/1959, BU
Μιαούλης <Miaoulis> (ex-Modbury) L91, 1952- D59 Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 8/1941 13/4/1942 11/1942 to United Kingdom 9/1960, BU
Αδρίας <Adrias> (ex-Tanatside) D02, 1952- D06 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 6/1941 30/4/1942 9/1942 // 5/1946 discarded 1/1964

 

Displacement standard, t

1050

Displacement full, t

1545 - 1590

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

3.73 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

19000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

328

Endurance, nm(kts)

2100(20)

Armament

2 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XVI, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (30 - 70)

1946: 2 x 2 - 102/45 Mk XIX, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VI, 3 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III/IV, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (30-70)

Sensors type 272, 285, 291 radars, type 123A, 127 sonars

Complement

168

Ship project history: British escort destroyers of Hunt class. Ships of 3rd series were transferred to Greece even before completion in 1942; Themistoklis, Kriti, Astings and Adrias were transferred after service in RN. Aigaion and Hastings were planned for transfer in April, 1944, but owing to revolt on Greek ships event 30/4/1944, their transfer was taken place only 21/5/1946.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Adrias was hard damaged 22/10/1943 on mines laid by German minelayers Drache and Bulgaria off island Kalymnos; she was never repaired and in 1945 was returned to UK.

Adrias 1950

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