Submarine RHS Papanikolis

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RHS Papanikolis (Y 2)


RHS Papanikolis (Y 2)

Career Hellenic Navy Jack
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched: 19 Nov, 1926
Commissioned:
Decommissioned: 1945
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General characteristics
Displacement: tons (surfaced)
595 BRT tons (submerged)
Length: 62.4m
Beam:
Draft:
Speed: 14 knots ( km/h) surface
9.5 knots ( km/h) submerged
Complement: 39
Armament: 1 3.9" gun 2 MG 6 21" torpedo tubes (2 bow, 2 bow external, 2 stern external)
Powerplant: 1300 / 1000 HP (surfaced/submerged)

Submarine RHS Papanikolis was built by F.&Ch de la Gironde (Bordeaux, France) and launched 19 Nov, 1926. It was a Katsonis Class, Y 2 Penant vessel, named after War of Independence naval hero Dimitris Papanikolis. Papanikolis escaped to Alexandria and operated in the Mediterranean under British control. It was decommissioned in 1945.

Noteable events involving Papanikolis include:

  • 22 Dec, 1940: Papanikolis (Lt.Cdr. Miltiades Iatridis) sinks the Italian sailing vessel Antonietta by ramming in the Adriatic.
  • 24 Dec, 1940: Papanikolis (Lt.Cdr. Miltiades Iatridis) torpedoes and sinks the Italian merchant Firenze (3952 BRT) in the Adriatic off Saseno Island.
  • 11 Jun, 1942: Papanikolis sinks a small sailing vessel with gunfire off Cape Malea, southern Greece.
  • 12 Jun, 1942: Papanikolis sinks the Greek sailing vessels Catina and Aghia Aikaterini with gunfire off Cape Malea, southern Greece.
  • 13 Jun, 1942: Papanikolis sinks a Greek sailing vessel with gunfire off Cape Malea, southern Greece.
  • 14 Jun, 1942: Papanikolis sinks the Greek sailing vessel Evangelista with gunfire off Nafplia.
  • 15 Jun, 1942: Papanikolis sinks two sailing vessels with gunfire off Scarpanto.
  • 17 Jan, 1943: Papanikolis (Lt. Roussen) sinks the Greek sailing vessel Aghios Stefanos off Cape Malea, southern Greece.
  • 18 Jan, 1943: Papanikolis (Lt. Roussen) sinks the Greek sailing vessel Aghios Paraskevi with gunfire north of Heraklion, Crete.
  • 16 Mar, 1943: Papanikolis (Lt. Roussen) sinks the Greek sailing vessels Aghios Stefanos and Fiamenta with gunfire and by ramming in the Dodecanese off Rhodes.
  • 18 Mar, 1943: Papanikolis (Lt. Roussen) sinks the Greek sailing vessel Rina with gunfire and by ramming south-east of Cape Krio.
  • 8 May, 1943: Papanikolis (Lt.Cdr. Roussen) sinks the Italian sailing vessels Maria and Vavara with gunfire north off Crete.


External Links

  • Uboat.net: Allied Warships - RHS Papanikolis (Y 2)