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Thyella

Thyella
Career
Ordered: 1905
Laid down: 1905
Launched: 1907
Commissioned: 1907
Decommissioned: 1941
Fate: sunk by the Luftwaffe on April 21, 1941
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

Thyella (Greek: Α/Τ Θυελλα, "Storm") was a Thyella class destroyer that served in the Royal Hellenic Navy (1907-1941). It was the first ship of that name in the Hellenic Navy.

The ship, along with her three sister ships, was ordered from England in 1905 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. Thyella saw action in the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922).

In World War II, Thyella saw action and was sunk during the German invasion on April 21, 1941 off Vouliagmeni near Athens.





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