Cleo of Corinth
The British frigate HMS CLEOPATRA (F28) in the Corinth Canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea, 1970. The rock walls, which rise 300 ft. above sea level, are at a near-vertical 80° angle.
Cleo, one of the RNs 26 Leander-class frigates, was built at HMNB Devonport and commissioned 4 January 1966. She cut her teeth on the Beria Patrol, assisted in the aftermath of the USS Evans–HMAS Melbourne collision, fought the Cod War with the Icelandic Coast Guard and played the inevitable cat and mouse game with the Soviets during the Cold War in the North Atlantic and Med.
Cleo was decommissioned 31 January 1992 after 26 years and 26 days service to HM, then sold for scrap.