Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Greek fleet repair and submarine depot ship Hifaistos (1920) 1925-1963

Former Khios. Former Germany freighter Marie Reppel built at Rostock in 1920. With a gross tonnage of 4,549 tons were her dimensions 360 13/ x 50 x 23. Her engines provided 2,500 ihp allowing a speed of 11,5 knots. The armament consisted of 4-4" anti aircraft guns. She was in 1925 rebuilt at the yard of Messrs. Palmers at Jarrow-on-Tynes as a repair ship. Just like in 1931 in 1944-1945 described as being eguipped with modern workshops and plant. Broken up in Greece in 1963.