Greek destroyer Thyella
Thyella at her launch at Yarrows
|Builder:||Yarrow Shipbuilders, Cubitt Town, London|
|Fate:||sunk by the Luftwaffe on April 21, 1941|
|Class and type:||Thyella class destroyer|
|Displacement:||Standard 350 tons|
|Length:||67.1 m (220 ft)|
|Beam:||6.2 m (20 ft)|
|Draft:||1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 shafts, 6,000 hp|
|Speed:||30-knot (56 km/h) maximum|
|Armament:||Gun 2 × 3-inch (76 mm) 12-pounder Hotchkiss Single & Gun 2 × 57-millimetre (2 in) 6-pounder 40cal Hotchkiss QF Single|
During World War I, Greece belatedly entered the war on the side of the Triple Entente and, due to Greece's neutrality the four Thyella class ships were seized by the Allies in October 1916, taken over by the French in November and served in the French Navy 1917-18. By 1918, they were back on escort duty under Greek colors, mainly in the Aegean Sea. Thyella saw action in the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922).
- "RHS Thyella of the Royal Hellenic Navy". U boat. Retrieved 21 April 2013.