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Thyella 1931

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Θύελλα [Thyella]     Yarrow, Glasgow, UK 1905 1907 1907 captured by France 12.1916 (Thyella), returned 12.1918, sunk 21.4.1941
Ναυκρατούσα [Nafkratoussa]     Yarrow, Glasgow, UK 1905 1906 1906 captured by France 12.1916 (Nafkratoussa), returned 12.1918, wrecked 3.1921
Λόγχη [Lonchi]     Yarrow, Glasgow, UK 1905 7.7.1907 1907 captured by France 12.1916 (Lonchi), returned 12.1918, discarded 1926
Σφενδόνη [Sfendoni]     Yarrow, Glasgow, UK 1905 1907 1907 captured by France 12.1916 (Sfendoni), returned 12.1918, stricken 1945


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

352

Displacement full, t380
Length, m

67.1

Breadth, m

6.20

Draught, m

1.80

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

coal 88

Endurance, nm(kts)1200(15)
Armament

2 x 1 - 76/51 Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 57/59 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

70



Standard scale images


<i>Thyella </i>1933
Thyella 1933
<i>Sfendoni </i>1910
Sfendoni 1910


Graphics


<i>Thyella </i> 1931
Thyella 1931


Project history

Typical destroyers of beginning of XX century. They were designed on the basis of Austro-Hungarian Hussar class destroyers, but with both TT in aft part and strengthened artillery. On trials they made 31.8-32.4kts.    Speed of survived ships by 1940 did not exceed 25kts.

Modernizations

(1926-1928, Salamis), Thyella, Sfendoni: - 2 x 1 - 76/51, 4 x 1 - 57/59; + 2 x 1 - 88/327 TK L/30 C/08, 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II

Naval service

Nafkratoussa was lost on stones at island Milos in March, 1921. Thyella was sunk 21.4.1941 by German aircraft near Piraeus. Sfendoni was BU right after war.