Allied Warships

RHS Vasilefs Georgios (D 14)

Destroyer of the Vasilefs Georgios class

NavyThe Royal Hellenic Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassVasilefs Georgios 
PennantD 14 
Built byYarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched3 Mar 1938 
Commissioned15 Feb 1939 
End service20 Apr 1941 
History

Vasilefs Georgios (Cdr. Lappas) was damaged by German aircraft off Sofikos Bay in the the Saronic Gulf. She managed to reach the Salamis Navy Yard and was put in drydock for repairs. The ship was further damaged during German air attacks and was finally scuttled to prevent her capture. She was raised by the Germans and after repairs she commissioned as ZG 3 / Hermes on 21 March 1942. Hermes was heavily damaged off Korbus on 30 April 1943 and scuttled on 7 May 1943.

 

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Whitley, M. J.


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