Greek destroyer Pindos

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United Kingdom
Name: Bolebroke
Builder: Swan Hunter, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Laid down: 3 April 1941
Launched: 5 November 1941
Name: Pindos - ΒΠ Πίνδος
Namesake: Battle of Pindus
Commissioned: 27 June 1942
Decommissioned: 1959
Identification: pennant number:L65
Fate: returned to UK and sold for scrap in 1960
General characteristics
Class and type: Type III Hunt-class destroyer
  • Full load 1,490 tons
  • Standard 1,050 tons
Length: 85.3 m (280 ft)
Beam: 11.4 m (37 ft)
Draft: 2.4 m (7 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: Boilers: 2 Admiralty 3 drum boilers, Engines: 2 shaft Parsons turbine, Shafts: 2 (twin screw ship), Power: 19,000 shp, (14.2 MW)
  • 26-knot (48 km/h) maximum
  • 20-knot (37 km/h) maximum operational
Range: 2,350 nautical miles (4,350 km) at 20.0 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 170
Armament: 4 × 4-inch (102 mm) (2 × 2) guns, one 4 × 40 mm A/A QF 2-pounder pompom gun, 3 × 20 mm A/A, 2 × 21 inch (533 mm) T/T, one depth charge track

Pindos (Greek: ΒΠ Πίνδος) was a Type III Hunt-class destroyer that was originally built for the British Royal Navy as HMS Bolebroke but never commissioned. Before her completion, she was transferred to the Royal Hellenic Navy and commissioned on 27 June 1942 as Pindos in order to relieve heavy losses of ships sustained by the Royal Hellenic Navy during the German invasion of 1941. Pindos served in the Mediterranean Theatre throughout the Second World War. On 22 August 1943, along with HMS Easton, she sank the German U-boat U-458 off Pantelleria. Pindos served during the Greek Civil War, was returned to the Royal Navy in 1959 and broken up for scrap in Greece in 1960.[1]


  1. ^ Raymond V B Blackman (ed.). Jane's Fighting Ships 1963-4,. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd,. p. 112. 

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