Vasilissa Olga


The destroyer D 15 was built in 1938 in Glasgow for the Royal Hellenic Navy. She commissioned in February 1939 and named Vasilissa Olga. She participated in operations against the Italians in early 1941, and when Germany invaded Greece in April 1941 under Operation Marita, she took part in the evacuation of Crete before she sailed to Alexandria. Together with British forces she escorted Allied convoys and after modifications in India she was again ready for service in early 1942. Again she did service as an escort, and took part in the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943. While she laid at anchor outside the island of Leros 23. September 1943, she was attacked by German JU88 bombers and sunk. 72 men of her crew lost their lives in the sinking. The wreck rest today on a depth of 20 to 32 meter in Lakki harbor.

Former names:
BP Vasilissa Olga -
ΒΠ Βασίλισσα Όλγα
D-15, H 86
319,1 x 31,1 x 8,1 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1350 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1938
(GR )

Picture: BP Vasille Olga -ΒΠ Βασίλισσα Όλγα
Courtesy of Oocities

Last updated: September 2019