Four decades in the R.H.N.


The Admiral's Autobiography (1906-1949)

Table of contents


(source: G. Mezeviris  Vice- Admiral R.H.N.,
"Four decades in the Service of the R.H.N", Athens 1971)


A.The Balkan Wars & World War I:

A1. First steps in the Navy 1906- 1912

A2. The Balkan Wars - Days of Glory. Part A: October- December 1912

A3. The Balkan Wars - Days of Glory. Part B: December 1912- March 1913

A4. The R.H.N. operates ashore May- September 1913

A5. Period of work and calm - Happy days 1913-1915

A6. Beginning of problems - National division 1915-17

A7. Greece enters World War I - Extensive purges 1917- 19

B. Between the Wars period:

B1. From World War I to the Asia Minor disaster 1919-21

B2. Asia Minor disaster, Revolution, Counterrevolution 1921-23

B3. Greece becomes a Republic - Series of coups 1924-25

B4. Naval Attaché in Paris 1925- 1928

B5. Four years of relative calm 1928 - 1932

B6. New political anomalies - The 1933 coup. Part A

B7. New political anomalies Part B 1933- 35

B8. The coup of March 1, 1935 Civil war

B9. Consequences of the March 1,1935, coup

B10.The aftermath of the March 1,1935 coup - Overthrow of regime

B11.The August 4, 1936, Dictatorship

C. World War II and the aftermath:

C1. Building coastal defenses 1938- 1939

C2. The pre-War period in the R.H.N. Fleet 1939-1940

C3. The torpedoing of the light cruiser "ELLI" August 15, 1940

C4. The Italian attack - New days of Glory. Part A: October-November 1940

C5. The Italian attack - New days of Glory. Part B: October1940-March 1941

C6. Saving the Gold of the Bank of Greece- March 1941

C7. Naval Operations of March 1941

C8. The chronicle of the sinking of "HYDRA" April 22, 1941

C9. The escape to Egypt: February 16 - March 3, 1943

C10.The Greek Navy in the Middle East-The turmoil:March1943-March1944

C11.Mission to London: Negotiating the transfer of ships,Aug1943-Jan1944

C12. The Greek Navy in the Middle East - The mutiny: April 1944

C13. The Reconstruction of the R.H.N. : April - October 1944

C14. Return to Homeland: November - December 1944

C15. The first years after the Liberation: 1945-1946

C16. The R.H.N. during the Greek Civil War: 1946-1947

C17. The end of a long and illustrious career: 1947-1949