HS LIMNOS

HS LIMNOS

 

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  • HS LIMNOS


    The ship's crest is the same as the one used by the first HS LIMNOS. It depicts two dolphins and a "lyra", an ancient musical instrument. According to the legend, Arion, a great musician and poet of the 7th century BC, was returning home by ship from Tarandas. The crew of the ship decided to rob and murder him. However, before their plan was carried out, Arion played his lyra and his tune seduced the dolphins that gathered round the ship to hear him playing. When he was thrown overboard by the crew, the dolphins carried him safely to a shore of the island of Limnos.

  • Dimensions: 130,5/14,6/6,2 meters
    Draugth: 3.630 tons
    Propulsion: GOGOG, 2 GT RR Olympus (56.800 HP) - 2 GT RR Tyne 10 (10800 ΗΡ )

    Maximum Speed: 30 knots
    Armament: 2 76mm Ο T Ο Melara Guns, 2 CIWS Phalanx, Surface-to-Surface Missile System Harpoon and Surface-to-Air Missile System NATO SEA SPARROW, ASW torpedoes and chaff launchers. She can carry two (2) ΑΒ 212 helicopters.

    HS LIMNOS was constructed by Koninklijka Maatschappij de Schelde shipyards in Vlissingen , Holland , along with HS ELLI. The contract for her construction was signed in Athens in July 1981 and her commission took place on September 18 th , 1982 in Vlissingen . Her first commanding officer was Commander N. Themelides. After her commission, HS Limnos joined the Hellenic Fleet on November 5 th 1982 and since then she has actively participated in its activities. In addition to the national and NATO exercises, HS LIMNOS took part in Operations DESSERT SHIED and DESSERT STORM enforcing the UN sanctions against Iraq (1990-91), as well as in Operation IFITOS for the security of the 2004 Olympics. 

  • History

    The ship is named after the island of Limnos , which lies in the Aegean Sea and was used as an advanced naval base for the Hellenic Fleet during the Balkan Wars of 1912-13. The Hellenic Fleet, under the command of Admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis fought a victorious battle on January, 5 th 1913 in the vicinity of the Island, which resulted in the deliberation of the Aegean Islands . HS LIMNOS is the third ship bearing the name. The first ship to bear the name was a battleship purchased by the Greek government in 1914 from the USA (ex USS MISSISSIPPI) . She participated in the naval operations of the First World War and in the operations at the Crimea Peninshula in 1919. She was decommissioned in 1932. The second ship to bear the name was a landing ship that was donated in 1943 to the exiled Greek Government by the USA to reinforce the Hellenic Fleet, which ath the time was fighting along with the Allied Navies in the Mediterranean Sea. She took part in the Allied landing operations in Anzio (January 1944) and in the Southern France (August 1944). She was decommissioned in 1977. HS LIMNOS was built in the shipyard in Koninklijka Maatschappij de Schelde in Vlissingen, Netherlenads along with HS ELLI, after being ordered from Hellenic Navy General Staff. The contract was signed in Athens, on July 1981, and ship was delivered to the Hellenic Navy on 18th of September 1982, first commanding officer was Commander N.Themelidis HN. HS LIMNOS arrived in the Aegean sea on 5th of November 1982, and since then activelly participates in all assigned missions from Hellenic Fleet Command.
     

  • Mission-Participation in International Exercises

    In addition to the national and NATO exercises, HS LIMNOS took part in Operations DESSERT SHIED and DESSERT STORM enforcing the UN sanctions against Iraq (1990-91), as well as in Operation IFITOS for the security of the 2004 Olympics.

    OPERATIONS

     

    A/A

    MISSION

    DATE

    1

    DESSERT SHIED and DESSERT STORM

    1990-91

    2

    IFITOS

    2004

    3

    OCEAN SHIELD

    2010

    4

    UNIFIED PROTECTOR

    2011

    5

    ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR

    2011

     

     

     

     

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    RANK

    NAME

    FROM

     UNTIL  

    1

    COMMANDER

    N. THEMELIDIS

    18-09-82

    21-02-85

    2

    COMMANDER

    G. IOANNIDIS

    21-02-85

    12-06-87

     

    3

    COMMANDER

    N. KATSAROS

    12-06-87

    28-03-89

     

     

    CAPTAIN

    N. KATSAROS

    28-03-89

    22-08-89

    4

    COMMANDER

    K. NIKITIADIS

    22-08-89

     

    23-07-91

    5

    COMMANDER

    P. XINOFOTIS

    23-07-91

    22-03-93

     

     

    CAPTAIN

    P. XINOFOTIS

    22-03-93

    08-07-93

    6

    CAPTAIN

    K. SAFLIANIS

    08-07-93

      30-06-95     

    7

    COMMANDER

    N. MANATOS

    30-06-95

    12-03-97

    8

    COMMANDER

    I.GRAMMATIKAKIS

    12-03-97

    09-08-99

     

    9

    COMMANDER

    I.ORFANOS

     

    09-08-99

    21-05-01

    10

    COMMANDER

    G.TRIFOS

    21-05-01

    21-03-03

     

    CAPTAIN

    G.TRIFOS

    21-03-03

    24-07-03

     

    11

    COMMANDER

    D.VOURAZELIS

    24-07-03

     

    29-11-04

     

    12

    COMMANDER

    B.THEOLOGITIS

    29-11-04

     

    04-08-06

    13

    COMMANDER

    K.MONIOS

    04-08-06

    13-09-07

    14

    COMMANDER

    I.AGGELOPOYLOS

    13-09-07

    03-06-09

     

    CAPTAIN

    I.AGGELOPOYLOS

    03-06-09

    30-09-09

    15

    COMMANDER

    I.PARTSALIDIS

    30-09-09

    30-08-10

     

    16

    COMMANDER

    A.BETTOS

    30-08-10

     

    19-05-11

     

    CAPTAIN

    A.BETTOS

    19-05-11

    27-05-11

    17

    COMMANDER

    I.KAKAVAS

    27-05-11

    24-9-12

     

    18

    COMMANDER

    D.JIFARAS

    24-9-12

     

    25-5-14

    19

    COMMANDER

    M.KATSOYLIS

    25-5-14

    25-01-16

    20

    COMMANDER

    C.PITYKAKIS

    25-01-16

     

     

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