Frigates Type Standard

 

  Frigates Type Standard

 

 

 Name

 No

 Builders

 Laid down

 Launched

 Commissioned

ELLI (ex-Pieter Florisz)

 F 450 (ex-F 812)

Koninklijke Maatschappij 
de Schelde, Flushing

 1 July 1977

15 Dec 1979

 10 Oct 1981

LIMNOS (ex-Witte de With)

 F 451 (ex-F 813)

Koninklijke Maatschappij 
de Schelde, Flushing

 13 June 1978

27 Oct 1979

 18 Sep 1982

AEGEON (ex-Banckert)

 F 460 (ex-F 810)

 Koninklijke Maatschappij 
de Schelde, Flushing

 25 Feb 1976

13 July 1978

 29 Oct 1980

ADRIAS (ex-Callenburgh)

 F 459 (ex-F 808)

Koninklijke Maatschappij 
de Schelde, Flushing

 30 June 1975

12 Mar 1977

 26 July 1979

NAVARINON (ex-Van Kinsbergen)

 F 461 (ex-F 809)

Koninklijke Maatschappij 
de Schelde, Flushing

 2 Sep 1975

16 Apr 1977

 24 Apr 1980

KOUNTOURIOTIS (ex- Kortenaer)

 F 462 (ex-F 807)

Koninklijke Maatschappij 
de Schelde, Flushing

 8 Apr 1975

18 Dec 1976

 26 Oct 1978

KANARIS (ex-Jan vanBrakel)

 F 464 (ex-F 825)

Koninklijke Maatschappij 
de Schelde, Flushing

 16 Nov 1979

16 May 1981

 14 Apr 1983

THEMISTOKLIS (ex- bloys van treslong)  F 465 (ex-F 824) Koninklijke Maatschappij 
de Schelde, Flushing
 27 April 1978 15 Nov 1980
 25 Nov 1982
NIKIFOROS FOKAS (ex- bloys van treslong)  F 466 (ex-F 824) Koninklijke Maatschappij 
de Schelde, Flushing
 
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 19 Nov 2004


Displacement, tons: 3,050 standard; 3,630 full load
Displacement Full Load (tonnes): 3688 
Displacement Standard (tonnes): 3098.8
Length (m): 130.5
Beam (m): 14.6
Draught (m): 6.2
Range (nm): 4700
Speed (knots): 30

Dimensions, feet (metres): 428 × 47.9 × 20.3 (screws) (130.5 × 14.6 × 6.2)
Main machinery: COGOG; 2 RR Olympus TM3B gas turbines; 50,880 hp (39.7 MW)sustained; 2 RR Tyne RM1C gas turbines; 9,900 hp (7.4 MW) sustained; 2 shafts; acbLIPS cp props
Speed, knots: 30. Range, miles: 4,700 at 16 kt
Complement: 176 (17 officers)

Missiles: SSM: 8 McDonnell Douglas Harpoon (2 quad) launchers; active radar homing to 130 km (70 n miles) at 0.9 Mach; warhead 227 kg.
SAM: Raytheon NATO Sea Sparrow; 24 missiles; semi-active radar homing to 14.6 km (8 n miles)at 2.5 Mach; warhead 39 kg.  Portable Redeye; shoulder-launched; short range.

Guns: 1 or 2 (450, 451) OTO Melara 3 in (76 mm)/62 compact; 85 rds/min to 16 km (8.6 n miles) anti-surface; 12 km (6.5 n miles)anti-aircraft; weight of shell 6 kg.
1 or 2 (450, 451) GE/GD Vulcan Phalanx 20 mm Mk 15 6-barrelled; 3,000 rds/min combined to 1.5 km. One mounting only on hangar roof in F 459-462.

Torpedoes: 4-324 mm Mk 32 (2 twin) tubes. 16 Honeywell Mk 46 Mod 5; anti-submarine; active/passive homing to 11 km (5.9 n miles)at 40 kt; warhead 44 kg. Can be fitted.

Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 Loral Hycor Mk 36 SRBOC chaff launchers.
ESM: Elettronika Sphinx and MEL Scimitar; intercept.
ECM: ELT 715; jammer.

Combat data systems: Signaal SEWACO II action data automation; Links 10, 11 and 14.

Radars: Air search: Signaal LW08; D-band; range 264 km (145 n miles) for 2 m2 target.
Surface search: Signaal ZW06; I-band.
Fire control: Signaal WM25; I/J-band; range 46 km (25 n miles).  Signaal STIR; I/J/K-band; range 39 km (21 n miles) for 1 m2target.

Sonars: Canadian Westinghouse SQS-505; hull-mounted; active search and attack; 7 kHz.

Helicopters: 2 AB 212ASW.


Programmes: A contract was signed with the Netherlands on 15 September 1980 for the purchase of one of the 'Kortenaer' class building for the Netherlands' Navy, and an option on a second of class, which was taken up 7 June 1981. A second contract, signed on 9 November 1992, transferred three more of the class. Recommissioning dates for the second batch are Aegeon 14 May 1993, Adrias 30 March 1994 and Navarinon1 March 1995. Kountouriotis, the sixth ship to transfer, recommissioned on 15 December 1997, Bouboulina, the seventh, on 14 December 2001, Kanaris, the eighth was recommissioned in November 2002 and Themistoklis the eighth was recommissioned in 24 October 2003.

Modernisation: The original plan was to fit one Phalanx CIWS in place of the after 76 mm gun but for Gulf deployments in 1990-91 the gun was retained in 450 and 451 and two Phalanx fitted on the deck above the torpedo tubes. Corvus chaff launchers replaced by SRBOC (fitted either side of the bridge). The second batch of four ships were to be similarly modified but the original plan of one Phalanx vice the after 76 mm has been used as a cheaper alternative. An upgrade programme for these ships is planned to be completed by the end of 2006 but details have yet to be finalised. Modernisation is likely to focus on sensors, the combat data system and communications. The Phalanx system may be upgraded to RAM and flight decks may be strengthened to receive Aegean Hawks.

Structure: Hangar is 2 m longer than in Netherlands' ships to accommodate AB 212ASW helicopters.