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PYRPOLITIS fast missile/gun attack craft (1993-1994)


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Polemistis 2000

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Πυρπολητής [Pyrpolitis], 2006- Κάσος [Kasos] P57   Hellenic Shipyards, Skaramanga 1.1991 16.9.1992 4.5.1993 in service (2019)
Πολεμιστής [Polemistis] P61   Hellenic Shipyards, Skaramanga 16.9.1992 21.6.1993 16.6.1994 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

450

Displacement full, t

550

Length, m

51.5 pp 56.5 oa

Breadth, m

9.50 wl 10.0 oa

Draught, m

2.50 max

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 Wärtsilä-Nohab WN16V25 diesels

Power, h. p.

10000

Max speed, kts

24

Fuel, tdiesel oil 104
Endurance, nm(kts)2200(16)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, 1 x 1 - 40/70 Bofors 350, 2 x 1 - 20/90 Rh-202, 16-36 mines (36 Mk 6 or 16 Mk 55 or 18 Mk 18)

Electronic equipment

Decca 1690, Triton, RTN-10X radars, DR2000 ECM suite

Complement36 + 25 troops


Standard scale images


<i>Pyrpolitis</i><i> </i>2000
Pyrpolitis 2000


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<i>Polemistis </i>2000
Polemistis 2000


Project history

Revised version of the modified Osprey design; the design is also known as the "Hellenic 55" or Pyrpolitis class. Two units (with an unexercised option for a third) were ordered in 1989. An option exists for an additional two units of the class. Other sources indicate only 50 tons of fuel carried. Can carry 40 tons of fresh water. There are two RIB inspection boats aboard, handled by a 1.3t-capacity crane. The ships have a steel hull with aluminum alloy superstructure. Two pairs of Harpoon SSM launchers can be accommodated but have not been installed.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.