HS NIKIFOROS FOKAS

HS NIKIFOROS FOKAS
 
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  • Χαρακτηριστικά
  • Ιστορικό
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  • Φωτογραφίες
  • The Crest of the boat portrays the Byzantine Emperor Nikiforos Fwkas, from where it took her name.
     

  •             Ship’s Characteristics

     

    Length Overall                :     130,5 m

     

    Width                         :     14,58 m

     

    Maximum draught               :     5,87m

     

    Displacement                  :     3642 tons

     

    Gas turbines                  :     two (2) Main gasturbines     Rolls Royce Olympus (2 x 28000 bhp)  and two (2) Cruise gasturbine Rolls Royce Tyne   (2 x 5340)          

     

    Maximum range                 :     5800 n.m.

     

    Power generetors              :     SEMT / Pielstik  (4 x 750 Kwatt)

     

    Maximum speed                 :     32 knts

     

    G/M                           :     HARPOON, NSS

     

    Guns                          :     OTO MELARA 76/62

     

    Subsurface                    :     Torpidoes

     

    Communication                 :     SHF- HF-VHF-UHF

     

    Helicopters                   :     ΑΒ-212

     

    Ship’s crew                   :     182

     

     

  • History
     

    HS NIKOFOROS FOKAS (F-466) is the tenth and last "S" class frigate of the Greek Navy (HS ELLI, HS LIMNOS, HS AEGEON, HS ADRIAS, HS NAVARINON, HS KOUNTOURIOTIS, HS BOUBOULINA, HS KANARIS, HS THEMISTOKLIS). Build in Dok en Werfmaatschappij dockyards at Fijenoord The Netherlands on 15th November of 1980 end commissioned on 25th November 1982 by the name of "BLOYS van TRELSONG" (F-826). Greek Flag was hoisted in Den Helder The Netherlands on 19th November 2004 and the first Greek CO was Commander P.PASTOUSEAS HN. HS NIKIFOROS FOKAS attended a training period in Plymouth England (FOST) in March 2005. Arrived at Greece on 28th March 2005


    In recognition of the heroic Byzantine general end Emperor Nikiforos Fokas and wanting to show the unbreakable historical continuation of the Greeks, the Greek Navy gives for the first time the name of the Byzantine hero to a war ship.

    Nikiforos Foka's origin was from the great military family of Fokades from Cappadocia. He gave great importance to naval power and lead as a seagoing General (Admiral) the largest amphibious operation the Middle-age Greeks ever did and as a result of which Crete was liberated form the Arabs. In 960, the afterwards emperor was in charge of the expedition for the liberation of Crete from the Arabs. He gathered the Byzantine Army and Navy and after nine moths of dramatic siege, in March 961 he conquered Chandaka and brought Crete back to Byzantium for the next 250 years. Three years later as an Emperor (in August 963 he became emperor of the Byzantium in the Temple of St. Sofia) he ordered Byzantine's fleet Commander to liberate Cyprus. The well done operations had a result of rebirthing Greek patriotism at the islands and the settle down of the Byzantium in Eastern Mediterranean. The heroic emperor was murdered in the night of 10th December 969

    The crest of HS NIKOFOROS FOKAS shows a Dromon of the 10th - 11th century , war ship which was the most powerful at that time for the Byzantium Navy and which at its forecastle had a mechanism for firing the "Liquid Fire". At the right side of the crest is Nikiforos Fokas holding a sword wearing the imperial uniform of those ages with a yellow background which was Byzantium"s color. 

  • Operations/Exercises

    Α/Α

    OPERATION

    TIME

    1

    SNMG 2

    09/05/2006 - 01/08/2006

    2

    OPERATION ΑΤΑΛΑΝΤΑ

    28/09/2009 - 12/08/2009

    3

    ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR – OPERATION ΑΤΑΛΑΝΤΑ

    08/05/2011 - 02/08/2011

      4. HELLENICAN NAVAL ACADEMY SUMMER TRAINING TRIP 2014 21-07-2014  - 31/08/2014 
  • Commanding Officers

     
    RANK
    NAME FROM
    UNTIL
    1.
    COMMANDER
    P. PASTOUSEAS HN
     
     12/05/2006
    2.
    COMMANDER
    K. KARAGIORGIS HN

    12/05/2006

    10/09/2007
    3.
    COMMANDER
    S. PETRAKIS HN

    10/09/2007

    24/06/2009
    4.
    COMMANDER
    S. LAGARAS HN

    24/06/2009

    12-05-2011
    5.
    COMMANDER
    P. PANAGIOTOPOULOS HN

    12-05-2011

    08-08-2012
    6.
    CAPTAIN
    P. PANAGIOTOPOULOS HN

    09-08-2012

    09-10-2012
    7.
    COMMANDER
    T. CHATZOPOULOS HN

    10-10-2012

    28-05-2014
    8. COMMANDER V. BELETSIOTIS HN 29-05-2014

     

    9.

    COMMANDER      D.GOUNARIS HN     23-09-2015 today

    10.

    CAPTAIN      A.DIMITRIOU HN     01-09-2016 today
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