HMS Tanatside (L69)
|Name:||HMS Tanatside (L69)|
|Ordered:||23 August 1940|
|Laid down:||23 June 1941|
|Launched:||30 April 1942|
|Out of service:||Loaned to the Royal Hellenic Navy in 1946|
|ATLANTIC 1943 - ENGLISH CHANNEL 1943 - NORMANDY 1944 - BISCAY 1944|
|Fate:||Scrapped in January 1964|
|Badge:||On a Field per fess wavy White and Blue, an oak tree eradicated proper enfiled with a mural crown Gold.|
|Name:||HHMS Adrias (D06)|
|Fate:||Returned to the Royal Navy in August 1962|
|Class & type:||Hunt-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,050 long tons (1,070 t) standard
1,435 long tons (1,458 t) full load
|Length:||85.3 m (279 ft 10 in) o/a|
|Beam:||10.16 m (33 ft 4 in)|
|Draught:||3.51 m (11 ft 6 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers
2 shaft Parsons geared turbines, 19,000 shp
|Speed:||27 knots (31 mph; 50 km/h)
25.5 kn (29.3 mph; 47.2 km/h) full
|Range:||2,350 nmi (4,350 km) at 20 kn (37 km/h)|
|Armament:||• 4 × QF 4 in Mark XVI guns on twin mounts Mk. XIX
HMS Tanatside was a Hunt-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was launched at Yarrow in April 1942. Ships of this class were designed as cheap, easily built vessels for convoy escort and antisubmarine duties. She was named like her sisters after a fox hunt, in her case one in North Wales. War bonds were issued to finance the building of warships. Tanatside was funded by people from Tregaron, Aberaeron, New Quay, Aberystwyth and Teifiside, in a nod to the ship's name. Plaques were presented to each of these townships. During a Warship Week held between 14 and 21 March 1942 the civil community of the Welsh county of Cardiganshire adopted the ship.
After the Second World War, Tanatside was transferred to the Greek Navy and renamed Adrias, after a sister-ship Adrias, the former HMS Border, which was seriously damaged by mines in October 1943 and which was not repaired. She was scrapped in 1964.
She was used by Dean's Marine, a UK-based radio controlled model company, as the example type for a model of the Hunt-class destroyers.
- Ceredigian County Council
- Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. OCLC 67375475.
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