Allied Warships

RHS Papanikolis (Y 2)

Submarine of the Katsonis class

NavyThe Royal Hellenic Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassKatsonis 
PennantY 2 
Built byF.&Ch de la Gironde (Bordeaux, France) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched19 Nov 1926 
Commissioned 
End service 1945 
History

Escaped to Alexandria and operated in the Mediterranean under British control.
Decommissioned in 1945.

 

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Notable events involving Papanikolis include:


22 Dec 1940
Papanikolis (Lt.Cdr. Iatridis) sank the Italian sailing vessel Antonietta by ramming about 30 nautical miles east of Brindisi, Puglia, Italy in position 40°40'N, 18°40'E.

24 Dec 1940
Papanikolis (Lt.Cdr. Iatridis) torpedoed and sank the Italian merchant Firenze (3952 GRT) in the Adriatic about 12 nautical miles west-north-west of Saseno Island in position 40°34'N, 19°02'E.

11 Jun 1942
Papanikolis sank a small sailing vessel with gunfire off Cape Malea, southern Greece.

12 Jun 1942
Papanikolis sank the Greek sailing vessels Catina and Aghia Aikaterini with gunfire off Cape Malea, southern Greece.

13 Jun 1942
Papanikolis sank a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire off Cape Malea, southern Greece.

14 Jun 1942
Papanikolis sank the Greek sailing vessel Evangelista with gunfire off Nafplia.

15 Jun 1942
Papanikolis sank two sailing vessels with gunfire off Scarpanto.

17 Jan 1943
Papanikolis (Lt. Roussen) sank the Greek sailing vessel Aghios Stefanos off Cape Malea, southern Greece.

18 Jan 1943
Papanikolis (Lt. Roussen) sank the Greek sailing vessel Aghios Paraskevi with gunfire north of Heraklion, Crete.

16 Mar 1943
Papanikolis (Lt. Roussen) sank the Greek sailing vessels Aghios Stefanos and Fiamenta with gunfire and ramming in the Dodecanese off Rhodos.

18 Mar 1943
Papanikolis (Lt. Roussen) sank the Greek sailing vessel Rina with gunfire and by ramming south-east of Cape Krio.

8 May 1943
Papanikolis (Lt.Cdr. Roussen) sank the Italian sailing vessels Vavara and Maria with gunfire north of Crete.


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