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GREECE
CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS
auxiliary minesweepers of interwar and WWII eras


100 - 1000 t displacement/ BRT tonnage vessels


Aliakmon (1926, 500, 1938 - 22.4.1941), Axios (1926, 500, 1938 - 28.4.1941), Nestos (1926, 500, 1938 - 23.4.1941), Strymon (1926, 500, 1938 - 22.3.1941), Alfios (1912, 255, 7.1943 - 1946), Pinios (1912, 255, 7.1943 - 24.10.1945), Evrotas (1912, 255, 8.1943 - 1946), Sperchios (1912, 255, 9.1943 - 2.5.1945), Acheloos (1926, 255, 9.1943 - 1947), Aghios Georgios, Alkanet (later Evrotas), Christos, Livanos, Lykos, Sevasti, Tassia, Thalia, Aigialia, Pallas

Project history

Aliakmon and three following ships were former British trawlers of Mersey class built in 1925-1926. In 1938 they were purchased by Hellenic Navy and converted to minesweepers-minelayers. Originally had designations Y1-4. Alfios and four following ships were former Norwegian trawlers, since Second World War beginning armed and commissioned by Royal Navy. In July-September, 1943 they were transferred to Greece and converted to minesweepers.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.