Maximum length: 56.5 m
Maximum beam (on the main deck): 10 m
Maximum draft : 3.6 m
Displacement : 575 tons
Maximum speed: 22 knots
Maximum Endurance at cruising speed : 2000 nm
Complement : 71 people
Main Machinery: Two Wartsila Diesel 16 V 25 2 X 5000 HP
Generators: Three DEMP / MAN, with effect 3 X 184 Kwatt
RHIBs: Two Barracuda 7 m , with 2x150 HP each (max speed 60 knots)
1 Otomelara 3 '' 76/ 62
1 Otobreda 40 / 70
2 Rheimentall 20mm
2 Rails(max 16 mines MK 55
Lirod MK 2 / TV CAMERA (WC)
Mirador TVT-IRT Camera, Laser Firing Mode
Variant Air-Surface Radar
BridgeMaster E (Decca) NAVRAD
RL80C Marpa (Raytheon) NAVRAD
Esm / DR 3000 SLW
Chaffs / SRBOC MK 36 (2X6)
Combat Data System: Tacticos (SMCS) / Link 11
Officers : 7
Petty Officers and NCO’s : 43
Special Forces Personnel: 21
CREST H/S KRATEOS
The Crest of HS KRATEOS contains both the ship herself,while underway with full speed ahead and various islands of the Aegean Sea,thus describing her main task which is to safeguard the territorial integrity and the national interests of Greece.
The gunboat KRATEOS is the fourth ship in Hellenic Navy of Class OSPREY 56A, completely Greek designed and shipbuilt in Hellenic Shipyards SA ( Scaramanga ) on October 20, 2005.
Since her commission has assumed a series of missions, mainly in the Eastern Aegean Sea and has participated in many operational enhancement exercises of the Hellenic fleet.
Apart from operational deployments, it has also participated in ceremonial events (Liberation Lesvos, Chios) and in other missions such as provision of medical services on remote islands of Aegean Sea.
The first Commanding Officer of H / S KRATEOS was Lieutenant Commander E.. KYRIAKIDIS HN,and on that time the Executive Officer was Lieutenant Junior Grade K. Choutos and the Mechanical Engineer Officer was Lieutenant Junior Grade (M) N. MICHAS HN.
The important dates of construction and commission of H / S KRATEOS are:
Contract Signed 21/12/1999
Building Started 08/07/2001
Keel Mounted 13/12/2002
Boat Launched 29/10/2003
HAT Started 15/09/2004
SAT started 29/10/2004
Commissioned in Hellenic Fleet 20/10/2005