HS KALLISTO (M 63)

HS KALLISTO (M 63)

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  • HS KALLISTO (M 63)

  • Dimensions: 60,3 /10,4 /20,2  m


    Tonnage: 685 t

    Main Machine: Two main DIESEL type engines MTU 8V 396 ( 765HP, 2000 maximhmum RPM).
    One secondary DIESEL type engineMTU 8V 396 ( 765 HP) for mine hunting/sweeping operations. One bow thruster.

    Speed: 13 knots

    Crew: 45 (6 officers 39 ratings)

    Armament: one 30 ΜΜ gun, MDC bombs for underwater vehicles and two OERLIKON 20 MM guns, stinger missiles.

    Mine counter measures equipment: 2 × PAP remotely controlled submarines (ROV) 2x PLUTO PLUS remotely controlled submarines(ROV) MS 14 Magnetic loop Sperry MSSA Acoustic generator K8 Oropesa sweeps

  • History

    This ship is one of the 12 HUNT type Minehunters which were built in VOSPER THORNYCROFT shipyard (Portsmouth-England). Built with Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), traveled first time in June of 1987. British Royal Navy gave the name HMSBERKELEY(Μ– 40) . 6 FEB 2001 begun Greek property in Portsmouth of England. 28 FEB 2001 Commander R.S.Salvetas Became Commanding Officer and ship was from then on called HMS KALLISTO (Μ– 63). 30 MAR 2001 Ship began its voyage from Portsmouth. 11 APR 2001 ship reached Salamina naval base after stops in Malaga and Messina.

    This is the 1st ship in the Hellenic Navy to bear the name Kallistv. The ship is a Mine Countermeasures Vessel (MCMV), capable of sweeping and hunting mines by mechanical, magnetic and acoustic methods by day and night.

    The principal minehunting role is carried out using the Mine Hunting System Acoustic Mk 2 which comprises Sonar 193M mod 1, and Disposal systems.

    The principal minesweeping role is carried out using the Wire sweep Mk 8, the Magnetic sweep Mk 14, and the Acoustic sweep (Towed Acoustic Generator).

    HS KALLISTO is capable of 13 Knots ahead on Diesel Drive and 5 Knots on Auxiliary (hydraulic) Drive and has an endurance at least 1500 n.m. at 12 Knots.

    Μyth

    A Greek mythological figure, nymph Kallisto was a favourite companion of the virgin goddess Artemis and priestess of hunting. Kallisto had vowed to remain chaste, and to follow in the ways of Artemis. Zeus (King of gods) caught a glimpse of the beautiful Kallisto and, of course, fell in love with her. Knowing that Artemis had warned Kallisto of the deceitful ways of men and gods, Zeus cleverly disguised himself as Artemis. He then seduced Kallisto, and Kallisto conceived a child. When Kallisto’s condition for Artemis’s attentions, Kallisto was forced out of the company of Artemis. She bore a boy child named Arcas.

    When Zeus’s wife Juno saw this evidence of Zeus’s infidelity she became enraged, and changed Kallisto into a bear. Kallisto was ashamed and afraid, and fled into the woods, not to see her son for many years.

    One day, when Kallisto’s son Arcas was a young man, he decided to go hunting, and went into the woods where his mother Kallisto lived. Kallisto saw her son, whom she had not seen for many years. She forgot she was a bear, and rushed forward to embrace her son. Arcas only saw a bear rushing down on him. He lifted his bow and shot an arrow at the beast. At the last moment Jupiter intervened and placed Kallisto and her son in the heavens as the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, the big and little bears.

  • INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS

    No

    OPERATION/EXERCISE

    PERIOD

    1

    TRIDENTD’OR

     14-05-2001 until 04-06-2001

    2

    HOST

     25-06-2001 until 18-07-2001 

    3

    SNMCMG-2

    30-08-2006 until 09-12-2006

    4

    SNMCMG-2

    26-08-2007 until 04-12-2007

    5

     SNMCMG-2  

    NATO FORACS

    09-04-2008 until 11-07-2008

    6

     SNMCMG2 & mine neutralization in crete naval base

    14-10-2008 until 13-12-2008

    7

    SNMCMG-2

    01-02-2009 until 14-02-2009

    8

    SNMCMG-2

    08-05-2009 until 31-07-2009

    9

    SNMCMG-2 

    19-10-2009 until 26-11-2009

    10

    SNMCMG-2

    04-07-2010 until 07-08-2010

    11

    SNMCMG-2

    22-01-2011 until 16-05-2011

    12

    ITALIANMINEX

    03-06-2015 until 23-06-2015

    13

    SNMCMG-2

    24-08-2015 until 06-10-2015

    14

    NUSRET 15

    20-10-2015 until 28-10-2015

    15

    SNMG-2

    11-05-2016 until 09-06-2016

    16

    SNMG-2

    05-07-2016 until 07-08-2016

    17

    NUSRET 16

    22-11-2016 until 06-12-2016

    18

    ARIADNE 17

    30-03-2017 until 08-04-2017

    19

    SPANISH MINEX 17

    29-05-2017 until 09-06-2017

  • COMMANDING OFFICERS OF MHC KALLISTO

     No

    RANK

    NAME

    PERIOD

    1

    Lieutenant Commander

    SALVETAS RAIMONDOS

    28-12-2001 until 25-06-2002

    2

    Lieutenant Commander

    GOYNARIS DIMITRIOS

    25-06-2002 until 05-01-2004

    3

    Lieutenant Commander

    PAPAGEORGIOY PANAGIOTIS

    05-01-2004 until 23-12-2004

    4

    Lieutenant Commander

    GEORGOYLAS CHRISTOS

    23-12-2004 until 18-08-2006

    5

    Lieutenant Commander

    LIMPERIS MICHAIL

    18-08-2006 until 18-08-2008

    6

    Lieutenant Commander

    KATSOYRAS DIMITRIOS

    18-08-2008 until 13-08-2010

    7

    Lieutenant Commander

    SERGIS PANAGIOTIS

    13-08-2010 until 25-08-2011

    8

    Lieutenant Commander

    KARAMOYTZOGIANNIS DIMITRIOS

    25-08-2011 until 28-08-2013

    9

    Lieutenant Commander

    AGGELAKIS IOANNIS

    28-08-2013 until 26-08-2014

    10

    Lieutenant Commander

    MARASLIS GEORGIOS

    26-08-2014 until 12-10-2015

    11

    Lieutenant Commander

    FILOS CHRISTOS

    12-10-2015 until 09-12-2016

    12

    Lieutenant Commander

    POLYCHRONIS GEORGIOS

    09-12-2016 until 10-08-2018

    13

    Lieutenant Commander

    SIDERIS PANTELEIMON

    10-08-2018 until today

     

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