Hellenic Navy Fast Boat Command

Hellenic Navy Fast Boat Command

 

The FPB COMMAND is one of the commands of Hellenic Navy’s Fleet Headquarters.

The FPB COMMAND, with its warships and personnel constitutes one of the most important operational assets of the Hellenic Navy. The constant presence of its ships on the Greek territorial waters, on the Eastern Mediterranean and wherever will be required, is a guarantee to preserve our sovereignty and projection of nation’s sea power. Its HQ is in the premises of Salamis Naval Base in the maritime area of Amfiali.

FPB Commander is Captain Mikropoulos Theodoros HN.

 

Mission:

The mission of FBP Command, is to operate in accordance with the orders and directions of the Fleet HQ. Another aspect of its mission is the organization, the administration, the operational training, the planning maintenance and generally the readiness and preparation of the warships for battle, with the purpose to accomplish the mission or the tasks which are assigned by the Chief of Fleet HQ.

 

Operational Activity - Tasks

Units of FPB Command, as part of the mission, participate in national and allied/multinational exercises and operations as follows:

 

Operations “Unifil”, “Sea Guardian”, SNMG2, Surveillance – Protection of eastern Aegean islands.

 

Participation in Hellenic Navy’s operations in corresponding in emergency situations (SAR, MEDEVAC etc), humanitarian programs (transportation of doctors to islands of Hellenic Seas) and also participation in ceremonial events.

 

Maritime Interidiction Operations (boarding, prosecution of smuggling, control of SLOC’s etc).

 

Support to assist refugee and migrant crisis in Aegean Sea.

 

Ships

The FPB Command possesses fifteen (15) Fast Patrol Boats

 

Organization

 

For operational reasons and administrative flexibility, of training and supporting, the FPB Command includes:

 

Two Squadrons of Fast Patrol boats (FPBS 1,2) in which there are seven Fast Patrol Boats in the first and eight in the second, administrated by the two Commanders of these two Squadrons.

 

Fast Patrol Boat Training Center

 

Fast Patrol Boat Base

 

Ships in each Squadron

Fast Patrol boat squadron 1

  • HS GRIGOROPOULOS
  • HS KRYSTALLIDIS
  • HS LASKOS
  • HS TROUPAKIS
  • HS DEGIANNIS
  • HS SIMITZOPOULOS
  • HS STARAKIS

 

Fast Patrol boat squadron 2

  • HS ROUSSEN
  • HS DANIOLOS
  • HS RITSOS
  • HS BLESSAS
  • HS MYKONIOS
  • HS XENOS
  • HS KABALOUDIS
  • HS MARIDAKIS