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Post subject: RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George) Class DestroyersPosted: November 14th, 2018, 1:22 pm
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RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George)

The class was ordered to UK as an escort to a new light cruiser (which never ordered). Planned four but only two were built. Those ships were modified versions of the G class, were built for the Greek Royal Hellenic Navy (RHN) by Yarrow in the late 1930s. The ships were fitted with 4 German-made 127-millimetre (5 in) guns and 4 Flak36 37-millimetre (1.5 in) AA guns and 2 quadruple 0.50mm AA MG. The number of torpedo tubes was reduced by two on these ships to compensate for the additional topweight. The installation of the armament was carried out in Greece as the Germans refused to ship the weapons to Britain.

RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George)
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Vasilefs Georgios, named after King George I, served with the RHN during the Greco-Italian War. Damaged by German aircraft, the ship managed to reach the Salamis Navy Yard and was put in dry dock for repairs, where after further damage during German air attacks, she was finally scuttled to prevent capture. The Germans raised and repaired her and she was commissioned into the Kriegsmarine as Hermes (ZG3) on 21 March 1942. Hermes was heavily damaged off Cape Bon, Tunisia, on 30 April 1943 and scuttled on 7 May 1943. ( drawing of ZG3 Hermes in progress)

RHN Vasilissa Olga (Queen Olga)
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Vasilissa Olga, named after Queen Olga, served with the RHN during the Greco-Italian War. Along with other ships, she escaped to Alexandria in May 1941 and joined the Allied forces. She was sent to India were a full modernization took place, including the removal of the aft 127mm gun and adding DC rails and DC throwers. removal of the aft quadruple TT and adding a 3in A/A gun, replacement of the 4 single Flak 36 with 20mm Oerlikon Guns and the installation of a Sonar devise for submarine detection. She was lost to German aircraft while anchored in Lakki Bay, Leros on 26 September 1943. ( drawing of VO after refitting in progress)

The other two ships were to be named Vasilefs Konstantinos (King Konstantinos) & Vasilissa Sofia (Queen Sofia) and were to be built in Greece. Major parts and machinery were constructed but the building never started due to the breakout of war.


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Post subject: Re: RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George) Class DestroyersPosted: November 14th, 2018, 1:38 pm
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VERY nice work!

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Post subject: Re: RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George) Class DestroyersPosted: November 14th, 2018, 9:56 pm
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Excellent work, Navarchos, very well done drawings.

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Post subject: Re: RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George) Class DestroyersPosted: November 14th, 2018, 10:28 pm
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Excellent drawings.

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Post subject: Re: RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George) Class DestroyersPosted: November 15th, 2018, 10:21 am
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Excellent work.

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Post subject: Re: RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George) Class DestroyersPosted: November 15th, 2018, 6:47 pm
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Very well done drawings! Nice work, Navarchos!


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Post subject: Re: RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George) Class DestroyersPosted: November 15th, 2018, 7:05 pm
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Nice to see these destroyers complete! Excellent work!


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Post subject: Re: RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George) Class DestroyersPosted: November 17th, 2018, 8:19 pm
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Post subject: Re: RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George) Class DestroyersPosted: November 17th, 2018, 8:42 pm
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The Greek Ships used the Rheinmetall Flak 36/37mm LC/36 Auto Cannon. Same where supplied for ACR Georgios Averof.

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Post subject: Re: RHN Vasilefs Georgios (King George) Class DestroyersPosted: November 17th, 2018, 9:44 pm
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ah ok
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