RHS Adrias (L 67)
Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class
Photo courtesy of D. Kamakaris.
|Navy||The Royal Hellenic Navy|
|Class||Hunt (Type III)|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend|
|Ordered||28 Jul 1940|
|Laid down||1 May 1941|
|Launched||3 Feb 1942|
|Commissioned||5 Aug 1942|
Transferred to the Royal Hellenic Navy before completion and renamed Adrias.
|Former name||HMS 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)
4 Jan 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow 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)
- ADM 173/17714
- File 2.12.03.6397 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.