Allied Warships

RHS Salamis (H 77)

Destroyer of the B class

NavyThe Royal Hellenic Navy
PennantH 77 
Built byPalmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd (Jarrow-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Laid down22 Jul 1929 
Launched18 Jul 1930 
Commissioned10 Feb 1944 
End service 

The British destroyer HMS Boreas was loaned to the Greek Navy as Salamis on 10 February 1944. Returned to the Royal Navy in September 1951. Sold to be broken up for scrap on 23 November 1951.

Former nameHMS Boreas

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Notable events involving Salamis include:

6 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with the Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Svenner (Lt.Cdr. T. Holte) and later with the Greek destroyer RHN Salamis. (1)

22 Apr 1944
Around 0600B/22, the battleships HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN) and HMS Ramillies (Capt. G.B. Middleton, CBE, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Greenock. They were escorted until 1510B/22 by the Greek destroyer RHN Salamis.

The battleships arrived in the Clyde around 0815B/23. (2)

23 Apr 1944
During heavy weather in Atlantic Ocean she lost a 3" gun turret with its entire detail (3)

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


  1. ADM 173/19124
  2. ADM 53/120409
  3. Personal communication

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

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