RHS Aetos (D 01)
Destroyer of the Aetos class
Photo courtesy of D. Kamakaris.
|Navy||The Royal Hellenic Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Launched||2 Feb 1911|
|Commissioned||19 Oct 1912|
Escaped to Alexandria in May 1941.
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Notable events involving Aetos include:
20 May 1942
HMS Cleopatra (Capt. G. Grantham, DSO, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral P.L. Vian, KBE, DSO and 2 Bars, RN), HMS Euryalus (Capt. E.W. Bush, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Dido (Capt. H.W.U. McCall, RN), HMS Jervis (Capt. A.L. Poland, CB, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMS Kelvin (Cdr. M.S. Townsend, OBE, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Sikh (Capt. St.J.A. Micklethwait, DSO and Bar, RN), RHS Aetos, RHS Kondouriotis, HMS Airedale (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Forman, DSC, RN) and HMS Aldenham (Lt. H.A. Stuart-Menteth, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria.
Later the AA cruiser HMS Coventry (Capt. R.J.R. Dendy, RN) also went to sea. (1)
12 Jun 1943
Aetos picks up survivors from the Dutch merchant Palima that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-97 about 7 nautical miles west-north-west of Sidon, Lebanon in position 33°36'N, 35°15'E.
- ADM 53/115623 + ADM 53/115793 + ADM 53/115909 + ADM 53/116782
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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