RHS Pipinos (P 71)
Submarine of the V class
Photo with thanks to D. Kamakaris.
|Navy||The Royal Hellenic Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||5 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||2 Nov 1942|
|Launched||19 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||1 Nov 1943|
|End service||10 Dec 1957|
HMS Veldt was transferred to the Greek Navy upon completion on 1 November 1943. She was renamed Pipinos. Pipinos was returned to the Royal Navy on 10 December 1957. Scrapped at Dunston on 23 February 1958.
|Former name||HMS Veldt|
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Notable events involving Pipinos include:
8 Feb 1944
Pipinos (Lt.Cdr. Rallis) attacked but misses the German merchant Pamona (2198 GRT) off Suda Bay, Crete. The Pamona is sunk next day by British aircraft.
8 Mar 1944
Pipinos (Lt.Cdr. Rallis) attacked but misses the German minelayer Drache and the German merchant Burgas in the Aegean Sea near the Gulf of Saloniki.
13 Apr 1944
Pipinos (Lt.Cdr. Rallis) sank the Greek sailing vessel Taxiarchios (585 GRT) by ramming about 30 nautical miles north-west of Milos Island, Greece.
9 Aug 1944
At 1705 hours RHS Pipinos (Lt.Cdr. Loundras) torpedoed and sank the German torpedo boat TA 19 (1046 tons, former Italian Calatafimi) off Karlovassi, Greece in position 37°45'N, 26°59'E.]
At 1914 hours, while still off Karlovassi, Pipinos fires four torpedoed against the German merchant Orioni (800 GRT, former Italian). All torpedoed however missed their target.
3 Sep 1944
Pipinos (Lt.Cdr. Loundras) sank a small coastal vessel off Iraklion, Crete, Greece.