HMS Isis (D87)
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|Laid down:||6 February 1936|
|Launched:||12 November 1936|
|Commissioned:||2 June 1937|
|Identification:||Pennant number: D87, I87|
|Fate:||Sunk by a mine off Normandy, 20 July 1944|
|General characteristics (as built)|
|Class & type:||I-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,370 long tons (1,390 t) (standard)
1,888 long tons (1,918 t) (deep load)
|Length:||323 ft (98.5 m)|
|Beam:||33 ft (10.1 m)|
|Draught:||12 ft 5 in (3.8 m)|
|Installed power:||34,000 shp (25,000 kW)|
|Propulsion:||2 shafts, Parsons geared steam turbines
3 Admiralty 3-drum water-tube boilers
|Speed:||36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)|
|Range:||5,530 nmi (10,240 km; 6,360 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)|
|Armament:||4 × 1 - 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns
2 × 4 - 0.5-inch (12.7 mm) machine guns
2 × 5 - 21-inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes
20 × depth charges, 1 rail and 2 throwers
|Operations:||Battle of Greece (1941)|
|Victories:||Sank German submarine U-562 (1943)|
World War II
Isis took part in the evacuation of Greece in April 1941. On 19 February 1943 she and the frigate HMS Hursley and a Vickers Wellington medium bomber attacked and sank the German submarine U-562 in the Mediterranean Sea north-east of Benghazi.
Isis was hit in 1941 off Beirut, Lebanon after the Battle of Crete. She pursued two Vichy French destroyers which escaped. A Junkers Ju 88 aircraft then attacked and severely damaged her. Hero tried to tow her Haifa, Palestine. The tow rope snapped, but the engines were started and she successfully reached Haifa.
- English, John (1993). Amazon to Ivanhoe:British Standard Destroyers of the 1930s. Kendal: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-64-9.
- Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1.