Saturday, 22 October 2016

73 Years Ago Today


It was 73 years ago today, during WW2, that two allied destroyers, HMS Hurworth and HHelMS Adrias sailed into a recently laid mine field between Gümüşlük and Kalymnos.

Adrias was the first casualty; Hurworth sank with the loss of over a hundred men while coming to the aid of Adrias.

Adrias, with some of the survivors from Hurworth, made her way to Gümüşlük.

Below are a number of links to eye witness accounts of the fateful events and Adrias’ time in Gümüşlük.

Adrias - Hitting the Minel

Adrias at Gümüşlük

Hurworth - The Sinking



Adrias Arriving in Alexandria

2 comments:

  1. Amazing stories - can i share the post please?

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    1. Annie feel free.

      I’m sorry I didn’t have time to do the stories justice, it was 22:00 on the 23rd when I realised it was the anniversary.

      I included a couple of other links on the page http://gumuslukhistory.blogspot.co.uk/p/httpcommons.html

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