Allied Warships

RHS Matrozos (P 712)

Submarine of the Perla class

NavyThe Royal Hellenic Navy
PennantP 712 
Built byCantieri Riuniti de l'Anreitico (Montfalcone, Italy) 
Laid down31 Aug 1935 
Launched3 May 1936 
Commissioned5 Dec 1942 
End service 1947 

On 9 July 1942 the Italian submarine Perla (commissioned into the Italian Navy on 8 July 1936) was captured off Beirut by the British corvette HMS Hyacinth. She was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS P 712. On 5 December 1942 she was transferred to the Greek Navy. She served as Matrozos until decommissioned in 1954.

Former nameP 712

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Notable events involving Matrozos include:

8 Oct 1944
Matrozos (Lt. J. Massouridis, RHN) attacked the German transport Achilles (1150 GRT) with gunfire west of Chios Island, Greece. The Achilles was sunk later that day north-west of Chios by HMS Vivid.

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