RHS Leon (D 50)
Destroyer of the Aetos class
Photo with thanks to D. Kamakaris.
|Navy||The Royal Hellenic Navy|
|Built by||Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.)|
|Launched||15 Jul 1911|
|Commissioned||19 Oct 1912|
|Lost||15 May 1941|
Leon was damaged on 18 April 1941 when she collided with the passenger ship Ardena. Two depth charges rolled overboard and in the explosion her stern was blown off. Leon was towed from the Salamis Navy Yard to Suda Bay, Crete where she was finally bombed sunk by German aircraft on 15 May 1941.
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