RHS Ydra (D 97)
Destroyer of the Kondouriotis class
|Navy||The Royal Hellenic Navy|
|Built by||Cantieri Odero (Sestri Ponente, Italy)|
|Launched||21 Oct 1931|
|Lost||22 Apr 1941|
Ydra (Cdr. Pezopoulis) was sunk by German Stuka dive bombers off Piraeus.
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Notable events involving Ydra include:
11 Mar 1941
Convoy AN 19.
This convoy departed Alexandria / Port Said on 11 March 1941.
The, larger, Port Said section was made up of the following merchant vessels; Alfios (Greek, 5116 GRT, built 1920), Baluchustan (British, 6992 GRT, built 1940), Cleanthis (Greek, 4153 GRT, built 1911), Constantinos Louloudis (Greek, 4697 GRT, built 1922), Coulouras-Xenos (Greek, 4914 GRT, built 1915), Daisy Moller (British, 4078 GRT, built 1911), Evanthia (Greek, 3551 GRT, built 1915), Evoikos (Greek, 4792 GRT, built 1922), Hellas (Greek, 2295 GRT, built 1916), Ioannis Fafalios (Greek, 5670 GRT, built 1919), Langleecrag (British, 4909 GRT, built 1929), Mary Livanos (Greek, 4771 GRT, built 1938), Meroe (British, 3832 GRT, built 1928), Nitsa (Greek, 4732 GRT, built 1915), Runo (British, 1858 GRT, built 1920), Scottish Prince (British, 4917 GRT, built 1938), Solheim (Norwegian (tanker), 8078 GRT, built 1934) and Theofano Livanos (Greek, 4815 GRT, built 1937).
The, smaller, Alexandria section was made up of the following merchant vessels; Aegeus (Greek, 4538 GRT, built 1920), City of Norwich (British, 6726 GRT, built 1913), Pericles (Dutch (tanker), 3167 GRT, built 1938) and Tanais (Greek, 1545 GRT, built 1907).
Around 0635B/13, the two sections merged.
Around 1000B/16, the convoy arrived at Piraeus. The tanker Pericles had meanwhile been detached to Suda Bay. (1)
22 Apr 1941
For a firsthand account of the sinking of the destroyer Hydra by Captain Mezeviris Supreme Destroyer Commander who was onboard Hydra at the time of her sinking, visit this website (offsite link). (2)
- ADM 199/42 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for March 1941
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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