Allied Warships

RHS Aetos (D 01)

Destroyer of the Aetos class


Aetos as seen during the Second World War.

Photo courtesy of D. Kamakaris.

NavyThe Royal Hellenic Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassAetos 
PennantD 01 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched2 Feb 1911 
Commissioned19 Oct 1912 
End service 1946 
History

Escaped to Alexandria in May 1941.
Assigned pennant number H 89 by the British.
Decommissioned in 1946.

 

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Notable events involving Aetos include:


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.

15 Jun 1943
Aetos picks up 47 survivors from the British tanker Athelmonarch that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-97 north-west of Jaffa, Palestine in position 32°20'N, 34°39'E.

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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