Allied Warships

RHS Kanaris (L 53)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Hellenic Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 53 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.): Parsons 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down12 Dec 1940 
Launched18 Dec 1941 
Commissioned10 Aug 1942 
End service 
History

Transferred to the Royal Hellenic Navy before completion and renamed Kanaris.
Returned to the Royal Navy in 1959.
Scrapped in 1960.

 
Former nameHMS Hatherleigh

We don't have any commands listed for RHS Kanaris (L 53)


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Notable events involving Kanaris include:


14 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, RN), HNoMS Eskdale (Lt.Cdr. S. Storheill) and RHS Kanaris. (1)

17 Aug 1942
HMS Upright (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Collett, DSC, RN) carried out A/S exercises with HMS Milne (Capt. I.M.R. Campbell, RN) and RHS Kanaris. (1)

18 Mar 1944
Collided with the British cruiser Hawkins. No casualties. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17714
  2. Personal communication

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


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