The Ship's Crest was chosen according to the Hellenic Navy's traditions. The Crest contains, in the centre, the Crest of the first ship with the name "ADRIAS", which depicts the capabilities of that Ship. The new capabilities of the Third Ship "ADRIAS" are depicted on the upper right and on the lower left corner of the crest. The three double Axes on the lower right corner symbolize the three crews of the three Ships with the same name and the three Tridents on the upper left corner symbolize the three Ships which were named after "ADRIAS".
The Ancient Hellenic Saying : "ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΟΝ ΤΟ ΕΥΨΥΧΟΝ" stands for :
"THE MAN WITH COURAGE IS FREE INDEED".
Main Machine: 2 RR Olympus 56.800 HR, 2 RR Tyne 10
Speed: 30 knots
It has been built in the ship yards Koniklijke Maatschappij de Schel-de in Flushing of Holland and it was included in the force of Dutch navy on 26 July 1979.It was bought from the H.N. and the rise of Greek Flag became on 30 March 1994 in the Helder with first Commanding Officer Commander Ι.Efkolfopoulo HN. It sailed in Greece on 26 June of 1994.
The name ADRIAS was chosen by the Hellenic Navy to name a HUNT class escort destroyer that was transfered from the British Royal Navy to the Hellenic Navy on 20 July 1942, in the same sense that the Hellenic Navy names other ships after areas of greek national interest. In 1943, during wartime operations in the Dodekanisa area, Adrias struck a mine, lost its entire bow, but managed to sail to Alexandria, an act that caused the admiration and respect of Allied Forces and boosted the morale of the crews of greek ships.
The second ship with the same name, was also a HUNT type destroyer, delivered from the Royal Navy to the Hellenic Navy on 9 February 1945.
The Frigate ADRIAS is the third ship that receives this name, in honour of the first ADRIAS and his heroic action during the second World War.
The ship was constracted by ROYAL SCHELDER in NETHERLANDS on 31/07/78.The former ship΄s name was HMNS CALLENBURGH (F-808) and was commissioned in the DUTCH ROYAL NAVY on 26/07/89.The transfer of the Frigate ADRIAS to Hellenic Navy took place on 30 March 1994 at the Netherlands Royal Navy Base of DEN HELDER.Τhe arrival in Salamina Naval Base took place on 28/06/94.
It is a modern ship, which has a great firepower, due to a large variety and quantity of weapons and weapon systems. It can accomplish all kind of missions and it's activity in the Hellenic Navy has been so far completely succesfull.
ADRIAS, was the ancient name of the Adriatic Sea.
This name came from the same name city which was funded on the Padus river delta by the King Adrias, son of Messapio Pausonas and father of Illirian Ionios.
Ship's Participation in Allied Activities:
NAME FROM UNTIL
EXERCISE "ΜΑRITIME PARTNER 94"
OPERATION "SHARP-GUARD COOPERATIVE RESCUE"
PARTICIPATION IN ALLIED NAVAL FORCE "STANAVFORMED"
EXERCISE "CANALE 97"
EXERCISE "ΤΑPΟΝ 97"
EXERCISE "COOPERATIVE PARTNER 99"
EXERCISE "DYNAMIC MIX 00"
EXERCISE "ΤΑΡΟΝ 01"
EXERCISE "DYNAMIC MIX 2002"
OPERATION "ENDURING FREEDOM"
OPERATIONAL TRAINING "FOST"
EXERCISE UNIFIL - MAROPS
RANK NAME FROM UNTIL COMMANDER I. EGKOLFOPOULOS 30/03/1994 15/07/1996 COMMANDER N. LOULOUDIS 16/07/1996 10/03/1998 CAPTAIN N. LOULOUDIS 11/03/1998 18/06/1998 COMMANDER I. CHRONOPOULOS 19/06/1998 13/07/2000 COMMANDER K. TSETIS 14/07/2000 18/07/2002 COMMANDER K. MAZARAKIS-AINIAN 19/07/2002 08/02/2004 COMMANDER N. TSOUNIS 09/02/2004 21/06/2005 COMMANDER G. NASOPOULOS 22/06/2005 19/12/2006 COMMANDER A. TSERKEZOGLOU 20/12/2006 31/07/2008 COMMANDER E. MARINOS 01/08/2008 24/01/2010 COMMANDER V. EFSTATHIOU 25/01/2010 10/08/2011 COMMANDER L. TSARMAKLIS 11/08/2011 29/05/2013 CAPTAIN L. TSARMAKLIS 30/05/2013 07/08/2013 COMMANDER A. NIKIFOROS 08/08/2013 05/10/2014 COMMANDER A. BOUKOUVALAS 06/10/2014 09/11/2015 COMMANDER P. CHARITOS 10/11/2015 10/07/2017 COMMANDER G. LYMPERIS 11/07/2017 07/03/2019 CAPTAIN L. SIDIROPOULOS 08/03/2019 20/09/2020 COMMANDER K. LASKARIS 21/09/2020 -