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Themistokles 1953

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Θεμιστοκλής [Themistokles] (ex-Bramham) L51   A. Stephens, Linthouse, UK 4/1941 29.1.1942 6/1942 // 3.1943 to United Kingdom 12.1959, BU
Άστιγξ [Astings] (ex-Cowdray)     Scotts, Greenock, UK 4/1940 22.7.1941 7/1942 // 3.1944 to United Kingdom 6.1944 (Cowdray)
Κρήτη [Kriti] (ex-Hursley) L84   Swan Hunter, Wallsend, UK 12/1940 25.7.1941 4/1942 // 12.1943 to United Kingdom 12.1959, BU
Αιγαίον [Aigaion] (ex-Lauderdale)     Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 12/1939 5.8.1941 12/1941 // 5.1946 to United Kingdom 12.1959, BU


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1050

Displacement full, t

1625

Length, m

80.5 pp 85.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.60

Draught, m

3.78 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

Kriti, Aigaion: oil 265

Themistoklis, Astings: oil 328

Endurance, nm(kts)

2100(20)

Armament

3 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XVI, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (30 - 60)

Astings: 3 x 2 - 102/45 QF Mk XVI, 1 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (30 - 60)

Aigaion: 3 x 2 - 102/45 Mk XIX, 1 x 4 - 40/39 Mk VI, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III/IV, 2 DCT, 3 DCR (30 - 60)

Electronic equipment

presumably Themistokles, Kriti: type 271 (many), type 285, type 286/P radars, type 128 sonar

presumably Astings, Aigaion: type 271 (many), type 285, type 291 radars, type 128 sonar

Complement

168



Standard scale images


<i>Kriti</i> 1943
Kriti 1943


Graphics


<i>Themistokles </i>1953
Themistokles 1953


Project history


British escort destroyers of Hunt class. Ships of 3rd series were transferred to Greece even before completion in 1942; Themistoklis and Kriti 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, transfer of former taken place only 21.5.1946 and latter was returned soon to RN.

Modernizations


1943-1944, most: - type 286/P radar; + type 291 radar

Naval service


No significant events.