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ANDROMEDA fast torpedo attack craft (1966-1967)


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Andromeda 1974

Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarding

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]

Båtservice, Mandal, Norway: P21-26

11/1966: P21

2-5/1967: P22-26

None

None

1972: P22

1983: P197

in service (2019): P196, 198, 199, 228



Technical data


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

Electronic equipment

Decca 1226 radar

Complement

20



Standard scale images


<i>Andromeda </i>1970
Andromeda 1970


Graphics


<i>Andromeda </i>1974
Andromeda 1974


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.