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Nafkratousa
Career
Ordered: 1905
Laid down: 1905
Launched: 1906
Commissioned: 1906
Decommissioned: 1921
Fate: wrecked on Milos
Current position:
General Characteristics
Displacement: standard displacement 350 tons
Length: 67.1 m
Beam: 6.2 m
Draft: 1.8 m
Speed: Maximum Speed 30 knots
Complement: 70
Armament: Gun 2 X FR 3in 7.6cm 12pdr Hotchkiss Single & Gun 2 X FR 57mm 6pdr 40cal Hotchkiss QF Single
Powerplant: 2 shafts, 6,000 hp
Armour: 2-7.6cm/2-5.7cm/2-45.7cm tt

Nafkratousa (Greek: Α/Τ Ναυκρατούσα) was a Thyella class destroyer that served in the Royal Hellenic Navy (1906 - 1921). It was named after an ancient ship of the Greek-Egyptian colony of Naucratis.

The ship, along with her three sister ships, was ordered from England in 1906 and was built in the Yarrow shipyard at Scotstoun.

During World War I, Greece belatedly entered the war on the side of the Triple Entente and, due to Greece's neutrality the four Thyella class ships were seized by the Allies in October 1916, taken over by the French in November and served in the French Navy 1917-18. By 1918, they were back on escort duty under Greek colors, mainly in the Aegean Sea. Nafkratousa saw action in the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922). During maneuvers in that war, Nafkratousa was run a ground on the island of Milos and was lost.






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