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Adrias 1950

Ships


Name No Yard 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


Technical data


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

2 sets 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)

Electronic equipment

Pindos, Adrias (i), Kanaris, Miaoulis: type 271 (some), type 285, type 286 radars, type 128 sonar

Astings, Adrias (ii): type 271 or type 272, type 285, type 291 radars, type 128 sonar

Complement

168



Standard scale images


<i>Pindos</i> 1943
Pindos 1943


Graphics


<i>Adrias </i>1950
Adrias 1950


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


1942-1943, many: - type 286 radar; + type 291 radar

1943-1944, some: - type 271 radar; + type 272 radar

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.