Monday, 6 September 2010
Naval Reinforcements - The New and the Old Part 3
The next instalment of new ships belongs to the Royal Hellenic Navy. Greece lost much of her small fleet in the early stages of the German invasion in 1941 but the remnants had an active war serving with the allies. The Averof was used on convoy duty in the Indian Ocean whilst the V.Olga (a nearly exact copy of the British G/H class destroyer) served in the Mediterranean. Her sister ship was sunk in harbor and refloated, repaired and recommissioned in the German Navy as ZG.3 Hermes. The flanking ships in the picture are the ex RN Flower class corvettes handed over in 1943.