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ARMATOLOS minesweepers (1943/1947-1951)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ναυμάχος [Navmachos] (ex-Lightfoot) 39, 1961- M64, 1965- A64   Redfern, Toronto, Canada 8.1942 14.11.1942 10.1943 // 8.1947 transport 1965, stricken 12.1973
Πολεμιστής [Polemistis] (ex-Gozo) 40, 1961- M74, 1965- A74   Redfern, Toronto, Canada 8.1942 27.1.1943 10.1943 // 8.1947 transport 1965, stricken 12.1973
Πυρπολητής [Pyrpolitis] (ex-Arcturus) 41, 1961- M76, 1965- A76   Redfern, Toronto, Canada 2.1942 31.8.1942 10.1943 // 10.1947 transport 1965, stricken 2.1978
Αρματωλός [Armatolos] (ex-Aries) 42, 1961- M12, 1965- A12   Toronto SB, Canada 3.1942 19.9.1942 7.1943 // 7.1948 transport 1965, stricken 2.1976
Μαχητής [Machitis] (ex-Postillion) M58, 1965- A58   Redfern, Toronto, Canada 11.1942 18.3.1943 11.1943 // 3.1951 transport 1965, stricken 2.1974


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

1030

Displacement full, t

1325

Length, m

68.6

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

3.28 deep load (3.99 by screws)

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 230 - 239

Endurance, nm(kts)

6000(12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 102/45 HA Mk III, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (90 - 92 in ASW role), mechanical, magnetic, acoustic minesweeping gear

Electronic equipmenttype 271 or type 272, type 291 (some) radars, type 128 sonar
Complement

138



Standard scale images


<i>Armatolos </i>1960
Armatolos 1960


Project history

Former Canadian built Algerine class fleet minesweepers, built for the USN and supplied to the RN under lend-lease. All were transferred to Greece for use as corvettes. By the late 1960s all were used mainly as transports, also Armatalos as lighthouse tender, Machitis and Polemistis as TS and Pyrpolitis as command ship for amphibious operations.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

 No significant events.