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 U-562 (1943)|
World War II
Isis was involved in the evacuation of Greece in April 1941. On 19 February 1943, she attacked and sank the enemy German submarine U-562 — while in company with the frigate Hursley and a Vickers Wellington medium bomber of the Royal Air Force — in the Mediterranean, north-east of Benghazi.
Isis was hit in 1941 off Beirut, Lebanon after the Battle of Crete. She pursued two French destroyers which escaped. She was then attacked by a Ju-88 aircraft, and severely damaged. She was taken under tow by Hero to Haifa, Palestine. The tow rope snapped, yet the engines were started and she successfully arrived at Haifa.
- English, John (1993). Amazon to Ivanhoe:British Standard Destroyers of the 1930s. Kendal, England: World Ship Society. ISBN 0-905617-64-9.
- Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1.