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Elli 2007

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
'Ελλη [Elli] (ex-Pieter Florisz) F450   KM De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 2.7.1977 15.12.1979 10.10.1981 in service (2019)
Λήμνος [Limnos] (ex-Witte de With) F451   KM De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 13.6.1978 27.10.1979 18.9.1982 in service (2019)
Αδρίας[Adrias] (ex-Callenburgh) F459   KM De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 30.6.1975 12.3.1977 26.7.1979 // 1.4.1994 in service (2019)
Αιγαίον [Aigaion] (ex-Banckert) F460   KM De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 25.2.1976 13.7.1978 29.10.1980 // 14.5.1993 in service (2019)
Ναυαρίνον [Navarinon] (ex-Van Kinsbergen) F461   KM De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 2.9.1975 16.4.1977 24.4.1980 // 1.2.1995 in service (2019)
Κουντουριώτης [Kountouriotis] (ex-Kortenaer) F462 350 KM De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 8.4.1975 18.12.1976 28.10.1978 // 13.12.1997 in service (2019)
Μπουμπουλίνα [Bouboulina] (ex-Pieter Florisz) F463 361 KM De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 21.1.1981 8.5.1982 1.10.1983 // 14.12.2001 stricken 2.2013
Κανάρης [Kanaris] (ex-Jan van Brakel) F464 360 KM De Schelde, Vlissingen, Netherlands 16.11.1979 16.5.1981 14.4.1983 // 29.11.2002 in service (2019)
Θεμιστοκλής [Themistokles] (ex-Philips van Almonde) F465 358 Wilton-Fijenoord, Schiedam, Netherlands 3.10.1977 11.8.1979 2.12.1981 // 24.10.2003 in service (2019)
Νικηφόρος Φωκάς [Nikiforos Fokas] (ex-Bloys van Treslong) F466 359 Wilton-Fijenoord, Schiedam, Netherlands 27.4.1978 15.11.1980 25.11.1982 // 19.11.2004 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

3000

Displacement full, t

3800

Length, m

121.8 pp 130.5 oa

Breadth, m

14.6

Draught, m

4.40 hull 6.20 propellers

No of shafts

2

Machinery

COGOG: 2 Rolls-Royce Olympus TM-3B gas turbines / 2 Rolls-Royce Tyne RM-1C gas turbines

Power, h. p.

51600 / 9800

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

gas turbine oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

4700(16)

Armament

F450, 451: 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84A/C), 1 x 8 Albatros SAM (24 Aspide), 2 x 1 - 76/62 OTO Melara Compact, 4 - 324 Mk 32 mod. 9 TT (16 Mk 46 mod. 5), 1 helicopter (AB-212)

F459, 460: 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84A/C), 1 x 8 NATO Sea Sparrow SAM (24 RIM-7), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO Melara Compact, 1 x 6 - 20/76 Phalanx Mk 15, 4 - 324 Mk 32 mod. 9 TT (16 Mk 46 mod. 5), 1 helicopter (AB-212)

F461, 462: 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84A/C), 1 x 8 NATO Sea Sparrow SAM (24 RIM-7), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO Melara Compact, 1 x 6 - 20/76 Phalanx Mk 15, 2 x 1 - 20/90 Rh-202, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 4 - 324 Mk 32 mod. 9 TT (16 Mk 46 mod. 5), 1 helicopter (AB-212)

F463-466: 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84A/C), 1 x 8 NATO Sea Sparrow SAM (24 RIM-7), 1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO Melara Compact, 2 x 1 - 20/90 Rh-202, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 4 - 324 Mk 32 mod. 9 TT (16 Mk 46 mod. 5), 1 helicopter (AB-212)

Electronic equipment

F450, 451: ZW-06, LW-08, WM-25, STIR-1.8 radars, SQS-505 sonar, Sphinx ECM suite, 2x Corvus decoy RL, SEWACO II CCS

F459-462: ZW-06, LW-08, WM-25, STIR-1.8, Mk 90 radars, SQS-505 sonar, Sphinx, ELT715 ECM suites, 2x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, SEWACO II CCS

F463, 464: ZW-06, LW-08, WM-25, STIR-1.8 radars, SQS-505 sonar, Sphinx, ELT715 ECM suites, 2x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, SEWACO II CCS

F465, 466: ZW-06, LW-08, WM-25, STIR-1.8 radars, SQS-509 (PHS-36) sonar, Sphinx, ELT715 ECM suites, 2x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25A Nixie torpedo decoy, SEWACO II CCS

Complement

200



Standard scale images


<i>Elli</i> 1990
Elli 1990
<i>Adrias </i>2000
Adrias 2000


Graphics


<i>Elli </i>2007
Elli 2007
<i>Kountouriotis </i>2008
Kountouriotis 2008
<i>Nikiforos Fokas </i> 2007
Nikiforos Fokas 2007


Project history

In an attempt to reduce its dependency on the USN, the Greek Navy decided to acquire frigates of the Netherlands Kortenaer class, the first two units being ordered in 1980 and 1981 respectively. In order to ensure rapid delivery, the sixth and seventh units being built for the Netherlands Navy were purchased and replacements ordered for the Dutch. It was originally planned for a third unit to be built by the Hellenic Shipyard at Skaramanga, with Dutch assistance, but this was later abandoned due to financial problems. Instead further eight ships were acquired from the Netherlands 1993-2004. These ships have been fitted with lengthened hangars to accommodate the larger AB-212 ASW helicopters operated by the Greeks. Normally only one helicopter is carried. Phalanxes were installed

Modernizations

1990, Elli, Limnos: - 2x Corvus decoy RL; + 2 x 6 - 20/76 Phalanx Mk 15, 2x Mk 90 radars, 2x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL

late 1990s, all commissioned: + 2 x 1 - 20/90 Rh-202, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

2003, Kanaris; 2004, Nikiforos Fokas: - AB-212 helicopter; + S-70B-6 helicopter

2006, Kountouriotis; 2007, Adrias; 2008, Navarinon; 2009, Elli, Limnos; 2010, Aigaion: - AB-212 helicopter, ZW-06 radar, Sphinx ECM suite, SEWACO II CCS; + S-70B-6 helicopter, Scout Mk 2, BridgeMaster radars, Mirador e/o system, CS3701 ECM suite, 2x ALEX decoy RL, TACTICOS CCS

2010-2012, Kanaris, Themistokles, Nikiforos Fokas: + 1 x 6 - 20/76 Phalanx Mk 15, Mk 90 radar

Naval service

Kanaris ran aground near Atalanti in Saronic Gulf 2.11.2017 and returned to service only in May 2018.

2007