HS PSARA

HS PSARA

 

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  • HS PSARA

    The Crest of the frigate PSARA is the same crest of the former homonymous ships. It actually represents a version of the flag under which the ships of Psara island fought against the Ottoman Fleet, during the 1821 independence war. This Flag and consequently the crest depicts theCross, symbol of the Hellenic Nation during the years of struggle, mounted on an inverted crescent (symbol of the Ottoman Empire). On the right side of the cross is depicted an ancient warrior's Spear and on the left side an anchor with a snake winding around and climbing towards a dove. The color of the cross and climbing the crescent is red and the background field is white.

  • Dimensions: 117/14,8/6 m
    Tonnage: 3.350 t
    Main Machine: CODOC (2 αεροστρόβιλοι LM2500 και 2 diesel MTU20V)
    Speed: 30 knots
    Crew: 198

    It is the third ship of this type, and the second that it was manufactured in the Greek Shipyards of Skaramagka. It was launched on 30 December 1994 and it was received on 30 April 1998 with first Commanding Officer the Commander G.Dimitriadis HN.  

  • History

    HS PSARA is a MEKO 200 Class frigate, designed by the HDV German shipyards and built by the Hellenic Shipyards in Greece. She was commissioned on April 1998 and is the third of the four ships of this class (HS HYDRA - HS SPETSAI and HS SALAMIS). According to the decision of Supreme Naval Council No 24//29-03-1990, HS PSARA was named after the Greek island which bears the same name, to honor the heroism of the people of PSARA island in the naval battles during naval battles the independence wars from the Ottoman Empire. She was designated side number F-454. She is the fifth ship in the history of the Hellenic Navy bearing the same. The first ship was a sailing corvette,494 tons of displacement, which was commissioned in 1830, on the official formation of the Hellenic fleet after the Independence wars. This ship retained the name Psara until December 1833, when she was renamed "Prince Maximilian". The second ship under the same name, was a steam tender ship, 870 tons of displacement, built in England in 1878 (former "Gettysburg") and purchased in 1880. This ship was tobe and used as a command ship for torpedo boats; The Battleship "Psara" ,was the third ship to bear the same she had name,she had a displacement of 4.808 tons and was built by the French company Forges et Chantiers de la Maditerranee at their shipyards in Granville, Le Havre between 1887 and 1891. After modifications and additions to her armament, she participated in the naval operations,during the 1887 war with the ottoman empire. Dearing the flag of the commander in chief of the Battleship squadron. In 1899 she represented Greece in the celebrations on the anniversary of the foundation of Marseille by the people of Focea and on the coronation of King Edward Z’ of England. The Battleship "Psara" also participated in the 1912-13 Balkan wars naval operations and, afterwards, she was used as a school for Petty Officers, in the island of Poros. In 1932 she was sold off for disolving. The fourth ship bearing the same name, was one of the four "Dardo" class destoyers,having a full displacement of 1936 tons and a speed of 41,5 knots (acceptance trials). She was build by the Odero-Terni-Orlando shipyard in La Spezia, Italy and was commissioned in 1933. She participated in 1940-41 war naval operations, three of which were raids in the Orlando straits. She operated against Italian submarines and there are some indications of possible sinking or damages caused to a submarine , in the areas close to Psara and Falkonera Islands, on March 1941. The destroyer "Psara" (D-98) was sank, fighting, on April 20th 1941, Easterday, attacked by German dive bombers in the Golf of Megara, where she was anchored with the rest of the fleet. Total losses: 37 crew members, Sailors and Patty Officers. 

  • OPERATION/ EXERSICE NAME

    FROM

    UNTIL

    FOST TRAINING

    18/11/98

    23/12/98

    ΕΧΕRCISE “IONIAN 2000”

    12/07/00

    21/07/00

    OPERATION “ENDURING FREEDOM”

    12/03/02

    29/06/02

    OPERATION “ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR”

    25/08/03

    03/12/03

    OPERATION “IFITOS”

    29/06/04

    23/09/04

    OPERATION “KEDROS”

    10/07/06

    26/07/06

    OPERATION “UNIFIL MAROPS”

    25/02/07

    06/04/07

    OPERATION “UNIFIL MAROPS”

    23/10/08

    03/12/08

    OPERATION “ATALANTA”

    10/12/08

    12/04/09

    OPERATION “ARISTEOS”

    23/02/11

    15/03/11

    EXERCISE «NOBLE DINA 2011»

    30/03/11

    17/04/11

    OPERATION “UNIFIED PROTECTOR”

    02/08/11

    16/09/11

    EXERCISE “ALEXANDRIA 2012”

    24/08/12

    03/09/12

    OPERATION “ATALANTA”

    13/02/14

    19/05/14

    EXERCISE “ΜΕDUSΑ 2015”

    07/12/15

    10/12/15

    EXERCISE “NOBLE DINA 2016”

    29/03/16

    16/04/16

    PARTICIPATION TO SNMG-2

    22/06/16

    04/07/16

    EXERCISE “NOBLE DINA 2017”

    20/03/17

    26/03/17

    EXERCISE “NOBLE DINA 2018”

    14/03/18

    29/03/18

    EXERCISE “PHOENIX EXPRESS 2018”

    02/05/18

    11/05/18

    OPERATION “SEA GUARDIAN - FOCUSED OPS”

    27/06/18

    17/07/18

    EXERCISE “NAIAS 2018”

    14/09/18

    22/09/18

    OPERATION “UNIFIL MAROPS”

    11/04/19

    29/05/19

  • Former Commanding Officers

    RANK
    NAME
    FROM
    UNTIL
    COMMANDER      
    G. DIMITRIADIS
    30-04-1998
    05-07-2000     
    COMMANDER
    I. DEMIRIS
    05-07-2000
    28-08-2002
    COMMANDER
    K. XRISTIDIS
    28-08-2002
    05-02-2004
    COMMANDER
    M. PAPAGEORGIOU
    05-02-2004
    28-6-2005
    COMMANDER
    T. POULIS
    28-6-2005
    21-6-2007
    COMMANDER
    P. LIMPERIS
    22-6-2007
    08-07-2009
    COMMANDER
    F. LELOUDAS
    09-07-2009
    06-06-2011
    COMMANDER
    P.KOULOURIS
    06-06-2011    
    20-03-2013
    CAPTAIN
    P.KOULOURIS
    20-03-2013    
    23-08-2013
    COMMANDER
    I. CHRISTOU
    23-08-2013
    23-04-2015
    COMMANDER M. STAMELOS 24-04-2015 09-09-2016
    COMMANDER M. LAMPIRIS 09-09-2016 10-10-2017
    COMMANDER C. ATHANASIOU 10-10-2017 12-05-2018
    CAPTAIN C. ATHANASIOU 12-05-2018 05-02-2019
    COMMANDER E. VOUDOURAKIS 05-02-2019 -
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