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AETOS destroyers (1912 / 1916)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Aetos (ex-Άετός [Aetos], ex-San Luis)   698 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1910 2.2.1911 9.1912 // 12.1916 to Greece late 1918 (Άετός [Aetos])
Ierax (ex-Ιέραξ [Ierax], ex-Santa Fé)   699 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1910 15.3.1911 9.1912 // 12.1916 to Greece late 1918 (Ιέραξ [Ierax])
Leon (ex-Λέων [Leon], ex-Santiago)   700 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1910 15.7.1911 9.1912 // 12.1916 to Greece late 1918 (Λέων [Leon])


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

980

Displacement full, t1175
Length, m

86.9 wl 89.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.45

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Parsons steam turbines, 5 White Foster boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

coal 230 + oil 90

Endurance, nm(kts)3000(10)
Armament

4 x 1 - 102/50 Mk 9, 4 x 1 - 533 TT (8)

Complement

90



Standard scale images


<i>Aetos </i>1914
Aetos 1914


Project history

This class was built for Argentinian Navy under the order given out late 1909. Because of lacks which have come to light at trials and financial disagreements Argentinian Government as a result has ruptured the contract and refused already completed ships. Then Greece become interested in them and 12.9.1912 gained these destroyers at the price of 148,000 £ for each.    For their time ships had very strong armament. Smoke ducts were deduced into individual funnels that predetermined unique five-funnels outline profile of ships.    In 1916 3 destroyers (except Panthir, having problems with machinery) were captured by French troops and till the end of First World War served under French flag. For this time ships passed repair of boilers (on Aetos one of them was replaced by boiler from incomplete destroyer Enseigne Gabolde) and ships became three-funneled.

Modernizations

1917, all: + 1 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss AA

Naval service

No significant events.