Greek-Turkish rivalry in the Aegean Sea, over sea power, has led to additions, under NATO auspices, to the Greek Navy.
Greek-Turkish rivalry in the Aegean Sea, over sea power, has led to additions, under NATO auspices, to the Greek Navy. Two 2,500 ton U.S. Landing Craft officially handed over in Scaramaga Bay, Athens, on October 30. These vessels replace two submarines and two destroyers that had been on lease from the Royal Navy since the Second World War.
When these British warships were returned, recently, the Greek Navy protested to its Government that the Turks were then stronger in the Aegean Sea. This situation had to be restored to its former balance, hence the acquisition of war material from the U.S.A. through N.A.T.O.
A Naval chaplain officiated at the handing over, blessing both ships and those who were to man them.