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TINOS minesweepers (1940-1944/1945-1946)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Χειμάρρα [Chimarra] (ex-MMS1)     Richards Ironworks, Lowestoft, UK   3.8.1940 11.1940 // 1946 to United Kingdom 1951 (MMS1501)
Τεπελένι [Tepelini] (ex-MMS2)     Thornycroft, Hampton, UK   3.10.1940 4.1941 // 1946 to United Kingdom 1951 (MMS1546)
Μυκόνιος [Mikonos] (ex-MMS5)     John Morris, Gosport, UK   1940 5.1941 // 1946 to United Kingdom 1951 (MMS1505)
Κόρυτσα [Korytsa] (ex-MMS53)     Herd & McKenzie, Buckie, UK   1941 10.1941 // 1946 to United Kingdom 1951 (MMS1553)
Αργυρόκαστρο  [Argirokastro] (ex-MMS58)     J. L. Bolson, Poole, UK   1941 4.1942 // 1946 to United Kingdom 1951 (MMS1558)
Θηος  [Thios] (ex-MMS143)     Colombo Port Commissioners, Ceylon   5.8.1944 6/1945 // 1946 sold 1947
Τήνος [Tinos] (ex-MMS144)     Colombo Port Commissioners, Ceylon   27.4.1943 10/1944 // 1944 to United Kingdom 1946 (MMS144)
Άνδρος [Andros] (ex-MMS310)     A. Wahbad, Beirut, Lebanon   1944 1944 // 1946 to United Kingdom 1951 (MMS1810)
Σύρος [Syros] (ex-MMS313)     A. Wahbad, Beirut, Lebanon   1944 1944 // 1946 to United Kingdom 1951 (MMS1813)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t255
Displacement full, t295
Length, m36.4
Breadth, m7.14
Draught, m2.67 deep load
No of shafts1
Machinery

1 diesel

Power, h. p.

375 - 500

Max speed, kts

10 - 11

Fuel, t

diesel oil 24 - 26

Endurance, nm(kts)2400(9.5)
Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, mechanical, magnetic, acoustic minesweeping gear

Complement20


Standard scale images


<i>Tinos</i> 1945
Tinos 1945


Project history

Diesel-engined coastal minesweepers. Wooden-hulled. All 8 ships were transferred to Greece in 1945 for post-war sweeping.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.