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  • Named Ensign of the  Royal Hellenic Navy in
    1910
  • Participated in the naval battles of the First
    Balkan War (1912-1913)
  • Commanding Officer of the first Greek
    submarine "DOLPHIN"
  • Participated in World War I as  executive
    officer of the destroyers "LONGHI" and
    "KERAVNOS".  
  • Refused to participate in any of the coups
    d'état that took place in Greece between the
    two World Wars .
  • Served as Superior Commander of the
    destroyers fleet in 1939, on board of the  
    destroyer "KING GEORGE".
  • Following the sinking of the "KING
    GEORGE" in 1941, he raised his banner on
    the destroyer "HYDRA".
  • Wounded at the sinking of "HYDRA" by  the
    German Luftwaffe.
  • Escaped from German occupation and
    joined the Hellenic Navy based in Alexandria
    Egypt.  
  • Named Admiral Chief of the Navy and  Chief
    of the Hellenic Navy General Staff in 1945
    and  Inspector General of the Royal Navy in
    1947.
  • After his retirement in 1949, he consulted on
    technical issues the National Radio
    Foundation and  he wrote books on naval
    strategy and military operations of World
    War II.
ADMIRAL
MEZEVIRIS
R.H.N.
Destroyer HYDRA
1891 - 1978
Career
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