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HELLENIC NAVY (GREECE)

COASTAL FORCES

A1 smuggling chasers (1926-1927)

Names

A1 - 6

Builders

Italy: A1 - 4

Lavrion: A5, 6

Completed

1926: A1- 4

1927: A5, 6

Losses

A1 (captured by Germany 4/1941), A2 (10/4/1941), A3 (28/4/1941), A4 (24/4/1941), A5 (captured by Germany 4/1941), A6 (5-6/1941)

Transfers

None

Discarding

None

 

Displacement normal, t

58

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

13

Breadth, m

 

Draught, m

 

No of shafts

 

Machinery

 

Power, h. p.

 

Max speed, kts

 

Fuel, t

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II/V, 1 x 1 - 7.7/87, DC

Complement

 

Ship project history: First four were built in Italy in 1926, A5 and 6 were built on their sample by Greek builder at Lavrion in 1927. They were used mainly for operation against smuggling, and also for combat training.

Modernizations: None

Naval service: A1 after capitulation of Italy was found at Taranto in bad condition, returned to Greece, but foundered under tow to Bengasi.

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