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AIGAION frigate (1962/1976)


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Aigaion 1979

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Αιγαίον [Aigaion] (ex-Weser) D03   Elsflether Werft, West Germany 1.8.1959 11.6.1960 14.7.1962 // 6.7.1976 stricken 1991


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

2370

Displacement full, t

2740

Length, m

92.8 pp 98.2 oa

Breadth, m

11.8

Draught, m

3.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

6 Maybach 16-cyl. diesels

Power, h. p.

12600

Max speed, kts

20.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)2500(16)
Armament

2 x 1 - 100/55 Mle 1953, 4 x 1 - 40/70 Breda-Bofors 107, 70 mines

Electronic equipmentKelvin-Hughes 14/9, SGR-105, SGR-103, 2x M45 radars
Complement

110



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<i>Aigaion</i> 1980
Aigaion 1980


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<i>Aigaion </i>1979
Aigaion 1979


Project history

The West German depot ship Weser was transferred to Greece on 6 July 1976 and renamed Aigaion. These Rhein class depot ships were designed to be used as frigates if necessary, and were armed accordingly. Because of the Greek Navy's pressing shortage of major modem warships, Aigaionwas therefore used as a frigate, as well as acting as a support ship for the missile patrol boats and MTBs. On the acquisition of the Kortenaer and MEKO 200 frigates, she was stricken.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.