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Official Visit of the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones of the Royal Navy to Greece

Official Visit of the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones of the Royal Navy to Greece

04 September 2018

        From Wednesday, July 25th to Thursday, July 26th 2018, the First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Philip Jones RN paid an official visit to Greece, following an invitation extended by the...

Velos D-16 (1959 - 1991)

 

FORMER USS CHARETTE DD581 FLEET DESTROYER Fletcher class

Dimensions: 114,6 / 12 / 5,5 meters
Displacement: 2.100 / 3.050 tons
Propulsion: 60.000 shp
Speed: 35 knots
Armament: four 5inch/38 guns, three 3inch/50 rapid fire twin guns, one quintuple surface T/T and two triple anti-submarine T/T, Hedgehog launchers and depth charges.
 

One of four of the same class (ASPIS, LONGHI, SFENDONI) offered by the U.S.A. during the 1959-60 period. She was accepted in May 1973 by Cdr G. Moralis HN on July 15th 1959 in Long Beach U.S.A. In May 1973 under the command of Cdr N. Pappas HN she took refuge in Italy's Fiumicino as an act of protest against the military dictatorship in Greece and within the actions of the Navy's coup against the colonels. The CO. six officers and twenty five petty officers requested and remained abroad as political refugees. VELOS returned to Greece under another CO. Decommissioned on February 26th 1991 she was anchored in the Park of Maritime Tradition in Phaliron coast and is converted into a naval museum.
 

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Velos D-16 (1959 - 1991)

 

 

 

 
 

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