RHS Salamis (H 77)
Destroyer of the B class
|Navy||The Royal Hellenic Navy|
|Built by||Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd (Jarrow-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Laid down||22 Jul 1929|
|Launched||18 Jul 1930|
|Commissioned||10 Feb 1944|
The British destroyer HMS Boreas was loaned to the Greek Navy as Salamis on 10 February 1944. Returned to the Royal Navy in September 1951. Sold to be broken up for scrap on 23 November 1951.
|Former name||HMS Boreas|
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Notable events involving Salamis include:
22 Apr 1944
Around 0600B/22, the battleships HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN) and HMS Ramillies (Capt. G.B. Middleton, CBE, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Greenock. They were escorted until 1510B/22 by the Greek destroyer RHN Salamis.
The battleships arrived in the Clyde around 0815B/23. (2)
23 Apr 1944
During heavy weather in Atlantic Ocean she lost a 3" gun turret with its entire detail (3)
- ADM 173/19124
- ADM 53/120409
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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