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HELLENIC NAVY (GREECE)

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ANDROMEDA fast torpedo attack craft (1966-1967)

Andromeda 1970

Names

P21, 1982- P196 Ανδρομέδα <Andromeda>

P22 Ηνίοχος <Iniohos>

P23, 1982- P197 Κάστωρ <Kastor>

P24, 1982- P198 Κύκνος  <Kyknos>

P25, 1982- P199 Πήγασος <Pigasos>

P26, 1982- P228 Τοξότης <Toxotis>

Builders

Båtservice, Mandal, Norway: P21-26

Completed

11/1966: P21

2-5/1967: P22-26

Losses

None

Transfers

None

Discarding

1972: P22

1983: P197

in service (2018): P196, 198, 199, 228

 

Displacement standard, t

69

Displacement full, t

76

Length, m

24.5 oa 22.9 pp

Breadth, m

7.50

Draught, m

1.95

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Napier Deltic T1827K diesels

Power, h. p.

6280

Max speed, kts

43

Fuel, t

diesel oil 10

Endurance, nm(kts)

676(17)

Armament

2 x 1 - 40/70 Bofors 350, 4 - 533 TT

Sensors

Decca 1226 radar

Complement

20

Ship project history: An order for six MTBs was placed with Mandal, Norway in 1965. These were identical with the Norwegian Tjeid (improved Nasty) class except that they have 2-40mm in place of the Norwegian boats 1-40mm and 1-20mm. These were the first new warships to be built for Greece since the 1930s. Iniohos was discarded in 1972, and the remainder, renumbered P 196-P 200 respectively, were deleted in 1983.

Modernizations: 1985, all survived: diesels were replaced by 2 MTU 12V331 TC83 (3060hp, 40kts); - 1 x 1 - 40/70; + 1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

1989, Andromeda, Kyknos, Pigasos and Toxotis: - 4 - 533 TT

Naval service: All were deleted in 1983 but Andromeda, Kyknos, Pigasos and Toxotis were re-engined and refurbished to re-enter service in 1989.

Andromeda 1974

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