Tonnage: 3.350 t
Main Machine: CODOG (Combined Diesel Or Gas)2 GAS TURBINES LM2500 και 2 diesel MTU20V
Speed: 30 knots
Guns: 1 FMC 5 in/54 ,2 GD/GE Vulcan Phalanx , 8 McDonnell Douglas Harpoon,16 Missiles ESSM(Envolved Sea Sparrow Missile), 2 launchers system SRBOC Mk32 for EW, 2 triple torpedo cubes
Helicopters: 1 Sikorsky S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk.
HistoryH.S. SALAMIS (F-455) is a type MEKO 200 HN multipurpose frigate of German design and was built at the Hellenic Shipyards of Skaramanga. She had the Greek flag raised on the 16th of December 1998, joined the Naval Forces of the Hellenic Navy in January 1999 and is of the same type as H.S. HYDRA, H.S. SPETSAI and H.S. PSARA. Apart from the continuous and successful participation in the operational training exercises of the Hellenic Navy since her commissioning, H.S. SALAMIS has taken part in various international missions. Suggestively, such missions were "Dynamic Mix" (May 2000), "Alexander the Great" (2001), "SNFM - Active Endeavour" (January - May 2004), "Marmaris International Maritime Festival" (April - May 2005) and "Neotapon"(May - June 2005).
H.S. SALAMIS is the second ship of the Hellenic Navy bearing that name. Initially, the name was about to be given to an under construction 19.000-ton Dreadnought type battleship that had been ordered in 1912 at the German shipyards of Vulcan. However, that ship was never delivered to the Hellenic Navy since the German shipyards interrupted its construction in December 1914 due to the outbreak of World War I. The first ship that finally received the name "SALAMIS" was a 1.963-ton fleet destroyer of maximum speed of 35 knots (29 knots under Hellenic command due to its aged boilers) that was granted on lend to the Hellenic Navy by the British Navy during World War II (former HMS BOREAS, built in 1929-1931). That ship was handed over to the Hellenic Navy in Liverpool on the 9th of February 1944 and remained under Hellenic Fleet command until September 22nd 1951. She was then towed to Malta and was returned to the British navy on October 31st 1951. The name "SALAMIS" was given to the ship in honour of the homonymous Hellenic island whose name has been linked for the past 2.500 years, in the Hellenic, European and international conscience, with one of the bigger in extent and consequences naval battle of all times that took place in the island's waters in 480 B.C. In this, substantially first, encounter between the East and West world, the united fleet of the Hellenic cities, including the Athenian triremes under the command of Themistocles, faced and defeated the invading Persian fleet under the command of Xerxes, even though Hellenic ships were significantly outnumbered .
Ship's Participation in Allied Activities:
Except the continuing exercises of operational readiness of Martial Navy that participate successfully HS SALAMIS from her activation, it has taken part and in missions of international character. Indicatively are reported the exercises/enterprises/missions "Dynamic Mix" (May 2000), "Alexander the Great" (2001), "SNFM - Active Endeavour" (January - May 2004), "Marmaris International Maritime Festival" (April - May 2005) and "Neotapon" (May - June 2005).
RANK NAME FROM UNTIL COMMANDER I. ZOUZIAS 16/12/1998 02/08/2001 COMMANDER EY. GAVALAS 03/08/2001 18/03/2003 CAPTAIN EY. GAVALAS 19/03/2003 28/07/2003 COMMANDER S. GKIKAS 29/07/2003 21/10/2004 COMMANDER K. KARAGEORGIS 22/10/2004 19/05/2005 COMMANDER A. ANASTASOPOULOS 20/05/2005 26/07/2006 COMMANDER E. MIKROS 27/07/2006 19/02/2008 COMMANDER D. KATARAS 20/02/2008 07/09/2009 COMMANDER G. FLOROS 08/09/2009 30/12/2010 COMMANDER M. NAOYM 31/12/2010 06/06/2012 COMMANDER D. DIMITRIOU 07/06/2012 14/11/2013 COMMANDER D. EFSTATHIOU 15/11/2013 20/05/2015 COMMANDER V. THEODOROU 21/05/2015 07/08/2016 COMMANDER N. ASIMAKOPOULOS 08/08/2016 08/11/2017 CAPTAIN V. BOURAS 09/11/2017 29/08/2019 COMMANDER K. KOSTOPOULOS 30/08/2019 -