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