Allied Warships

RHS Adrias (L 67)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class


Adrias.

Photo courtesy of D. Kamakaris.

NavyThe Royal Hellenic Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 67 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down1 May 1941 
Launched3 Feb 1942 
Commissioned5 Aug 1942 
End service 
History

Transferred to the Royal Hellenic Navy before completion and renamed Adrias.
Adrias was mined off Kalymnos on 22 October 1943. The ship lost her entire bow and was declared a constructive total loss.
Scrapped in 1945.

 
Former nameHMS Border

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Notable events involving Adrias include:


13 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HNoMS Eskdale (Lt.Cdr. S. Storheill), RHS Adrias, HMS Gleaner (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, DSC, RN) and HMS Harrier (Cdr. A.D.H. Jay, DSC, RN). (1)

15 Dec 1942
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Loyal (Lt.Cdr. H.E.F. Tweedie, DSC, RN) and Adrias. (2)

23 Dec 1942
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Relentless (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN) and RHS Adrias. (2)

4 Jan 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Vivacious (Lt.Cdr. R. Alexander, RN), HMS Windsor (Lt.Cdr. D.H.F. Hetherington, RN) and Adrias. (2)

22 Oct 1943
Near Kalymnos Island accompanied with the British destroyer HMS Hurworth, hit a mine losing her entire bow. The ship remained afloat.

The British destroyer trying to help Adrias, hit also a mine causing its sinking losing 143 men.

The ship was not repaired afterwards and scrapped in November 1945.

Adrias minus her bow. (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17714
  2. File 2.12.03.6397 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. Personal communication

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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