HS LIMNOS

HS LIMNOS

 

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    The ship's crest is the same as the one used by the first HS LIMNOS. It depicts two dolphins and a "lyra", an ancient musical instrument. According to the legend, Arion, a great musician and poet of the 7th century BC, was returning home by ship from Tarandas. The crew of the ship decided to rob and murder him. However, before their plan was carried out, Arion played his lyra and his tune seduced the dolphins that gathered round the ship to hear him playing. When he was thrown overboard by the crew, the dolphins carried him safely to a shore of the island of Limnos.

  • Dimensions: 130,5/14,6/6,2 meters
    Draugth: 3.630 tons
    Propulsion: GOGOG, 2 GT RR Olympus (56.800 HP) - 2 GT RR Tyne 10 (10800 ΗΡ )

    Maximum Speed: 30 knots
    Armament: 2 76mm Ο T Ο Melara Guns, 2 CIWS Phalanx, Surface-to-Surface Missile System Harpoon and Surface-to-Air Missile System NATO SEA SPARROW, ASW torpedoes and chaff launchers. She can carry two (2) ΑΒ 212 helicopters.

    HS LIMNOS was constructed by Koninklijka Maatschappij de Schelde shipyards in Vlissingen , Holland , along with HS ELLI. The contract for her construction was signed in Athens in July 1981 and her commission took place on September 18 th , 1982 in Vlissingen . Her first commanding officer was Commander N. Themelides. After her commission, HS Limnos joined the Hellenic Fleet on November 5 th 1982 and since then she has actively participated in its activities. In addition to the national and NATO exercises, HS LIMNOS took part in Operations DESSERT SHIED and DESSERT STORM enforcing the UN sanctions against Iraq (1990-91), as well as in Operation IFITOS for the security of the 2004 Olympics. 

  • History

    The ship is named after the island of Limnos , which lies in the Aegean Sea and was used as an advanced naval base for the Hellenic Fleet during the Balkan Wars of 1912-13. The Hellenic Fleet, under the command of Admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis fought a victorious battle on January, 5 th 1913 in the vicinity of the Island, which resulted in the deliberation of the Aegean Islands . HS LIMNOS is the third ship bearing the name. The first ship to bear the name was a battleship purchased by the Greek government in 1914 from the USA (ex USS MISSISSIPPI) . She participated in the naval operations of the First World War and in the operations at the Crimea Peninshula in 1919. She was decommissioned in 1932. The second ship to bear the name was a landing ship that was donated in 1943 to the exiled Greek Government by the USA to reinforce the Hellenic Fleet, which ath the time was fighting along with the Allied Navies in the Mediterranean Sea. She took part in the Allied landing operations in Anzio (January 1944) and in the Southern France (August 1944). She was decommissioned in 1977. HS LIMNOS was built in the shipyard in Koninklijka Maatschappij de Schelde in Vlissingen, Netherlenads along with HS ELLI, after being ordered from Hellenic Navy General Staff. The contract was signed in Athens, on July 1981, and ship was delivered to the Hellenic Navy on 18th of September 1982, first commanding officer was Commander N.Themelidis HN. HS LIMNOS arrived in the Aegean sea on 5th of November 1982, and since then activelly participates in all assigned missions from Hellenic Fleet Command.
     

  • Mission-Participation in International Exercises

    In addition to the national and NATO exercises, HS LIMNOS took part in Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM enforcing the UN sanctions against Iraq (1990-91), as well as in Operation IFITOS for the security of the 2004 Olympics.

    OPERATIONS

     

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    MISSION

    DATE

    1

    DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM

    1990-91

    2

    IFITOS

    2004

    3

    OCEAN SHIELD

    2010

    4

    UNIFIED PROTECTOR

    2011

    5

    ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR

    2011

     

     

     

     

  • RANK NAME FROM UNTIL
    COMMANDER N. THEMELIDIS 18/09/1982 20/02/1985
    COMMANDER G. IOANNIDIS 21/02/1985 11/06/1987
    COMMANDER N. KATSAROS 12/06/1987 27/03/1989
    CAPTAIN N. KATSAROS 28/03/1989 21/08/1989
    COMMANDER K. NIKITIADIS 22/08/1989 22/07/1991
    COMMANDER P. CHINOFOTIS 23/07/1991 21/03/1993
    CAPTAIN P. CHINOFOTIS 22/03/1993 07/07/1993
    COMMANDER K. SAFLIANIS 08/07/1993 28/06/1995
    CAPTAIN K. SAFLIANIS 29/06/1995 29/06/1995
    COMMANDER N. MANATOS 30/06/1995 11/03/1997
    COMMANDER I. GRAMMATIKAKIS 12/03/1997 08/08/1999
    COMMANDER I. ORFANOS 09/08/1999 20/05/2001
    COMMANDER G. TRYFOS 21/05/2001 20/03/2003
    CAPTAIN G. TRYFOS 21/03/2003 26/07/2003
    COMMANDER D. VOURAZELIS 27/07/2003 28/11/2004
    COMMANDER V. THEOLOGITIS 29/11/2004 03/08/2006
    COMMANDER K. MONIOS 04/08/2006 12/09/2007
    COMMANDER I. ANGELOPOULOS 13/09/2007 02/06/2009
    CAPTAIN I. ANGELOPOULOS 03/06/2009 29/09/2009
    COMMANDER I. PARTSALIDIS 30/09/2009 29/08/2010
    COMMANDER A. VETTOS 30/08/2010 18/05/2011
    CAPTAIN A. VETTOS 19/05/2011 21/06/2011
    COMMANDER I. KAKAVAS 22/06/2011 23/09/2012
    COMMANDER D. XIFARAS 24/09/2012 24/05/2014
    COMMANDER M. KATSOULIS 25/05/2014 24/01/2016
    COMMANDER K. PITYKAKIS 25/01/2016 08/06/2017
    COMMANDER D. MANTADAKIS 09/06/2017 20/05/2018
    CAPTAIN D. MANTADAKIS 21/05/2018 15/09/2019
    COMMANDER I. SALIARIS 16/09/2019 -
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