Allied Warships

RHS Leon (D 50)

Destroyer of the Aetos class


Photo with thanks to D. Kamakaris.

NavyThe Royal Hellenic Navy
PennantD 50 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched15 Jul 1911 
Commissioned19 Oct 1912 
Lost15 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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