HS Elli (F 450)

HS Elli (F 450) 
 
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  • HS Elli (F 450)

    It is a replica of the holy icon of the Virgin Mary located in the sacred pilgrimage of the diocese of Virgin Mary in the island of Tinos. The two crossing tridents with their tips extending in the background are related to the byzantine tradition, according to which Mother of God has always been the champion of the righteous fighters. The crest remained unaltered after the decommissioning of the cruiser ELLI in 1965. 

  • Dimensions: 130,5/14,6/6,2m

    Tonnage: 3.630 t.
    Main Machine: 2 RR Olympus 56.800 HR, 2 RR Tyne 10 
    Speed: 30knots
    Crew: 198

    Armament: 2 76mm ΟTΟ 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 or one (1) SH-70B helicopters.

    She was built by the Dutch shipyards Koninklijka Maatschappij de Schelde in Vlissingen, along with HS LIMNOS, based on the specifications given by the Hellenic Navy. The formal commissioning ceremony took place on the 10th of October 1981 and her first Commanding Officer was Commander Grigorios Demestihas HN. She arrived in Salamis Naval Base on the 15th November 1981 and became the first frigate of the Hellenic Fleet. In addition to the national and NATO exercises, HS ELLI took part in Operations DESSERT SHIED and DESSERT STORM enforcing the UN sanctions against Iraq (1990-91) and in Operation ATALANTA conducting counter-piracy operations (2010, Horn of Africa). From November 2007 to July 2009 she has undergone an extensive overhaul in the context of mid-life modernization in the Hellenic Shipyards SA (Skaramangas, Greece) and from November 2016 till March 2017 a helideck modification together with major maintenance works, also in the Hellenic Shipyards SA. .

  • History

    HS ELLI is the first S class frigate of the Hellenic Navy. She was built by the Royal Schelde  in the Netherlands. She took her name in commemoration of the cruiser ELLI which was torpedoed and sunk on the 15th of August 1940 in the port of Tinos (participating in the festivities of the Assumption of Mary in the island), by an Italian submarine. That cruiser was named after the historic naval battle of the cape Elli in the Dardanelles, where the Hellenic Fleet defeated the Turkish one during the First Balkan War (16 December 1912). HS ELLI is the third unit baring the same name. The first one was the ex-Chinese "Fei-Hung", which was built in 1912 and purchased by the Hellenic Government in 1912. She took part in the First World War and, as previously mentioned, she was torpedoed by an Italian submarine on the 15th of August 1940. The second unit was the ex-Italian "Eugenio di Savoia", and she was given to Hellenic Government as a compensation for the sunken cruiser, in July 1950. Since 1959, ELLI served as the flagship of the Admiral Commander in Chief of Cretan Archipelago, with home port that of Souda Bay, Crete. 

  • NAME

    FROM

    TO

    DETERENCE FORCE 2/89

    06/10/89

    17/10/89

    “NEARHOS” (DESERT SHIELD)

    31/10/90

    13/01/91

    RED SEA SURVEILLANCE

    UNDER UN MANDATE

    09/01/91

    13/04/91

    “NEARHOS” (DESERT STORM)

    12/04/91

    31/07/91

    SHARP GUARD

    11/10/93

    22/11/93

    DYNAMIC IMPACT 94

    02/05/94

    19/05/94

    SHARP GUARD

    10/08/95

    28/11/95

    DYNAMIC MIX 00

    19/05/00

    03/06/00

    ΤAPON 00

    12/09/00

    04/10/00

    ALEXANDRIA 01

    24/05/01 

    01/06/01

    BOST (FOST, UK) TRAINING

    15/02/02

    11/07/02

    SNFM – ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR 

    10/01/03 

    02/04/03

    SNFM – ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR

    01/06/04

    02/08/04

    IFITTOS OLYMPIC GAMES PROTECTION

    12/08/04

    29/08/04

    DOLPHIN 05

    24/10/05

    02/11/05

    SNMG 2 – ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR

    14/01/07

    07/05/07

    ATALANTA

    04/08/10

    08/12/10

    RAMSTEIN GUARD 13

    15/10/13

    23/10/13

    ARIADNE 16

    02/03/16

    12/03/16

    PHOENIX EXPRESS 16

    14/05/16

    27/05/16

  • RANK NAME FROM UNTIL
    COMMANDER G. DEMESTICHAS 22/06/1981 12/04/1983
    CAPTAIN G. DEMESTICHAS 13/04/1983 20/02/1984
    COMMANDER L. PALIGIORGOS 21/02/1984 12/06/1985
    CAPTAIN L. PALIGIORGOS 13/06/1985 11/06/1986
    COMMANDER G. KALLIGIANNIS 12/06/1986 09/03/1988
    COMMANDER M. MORAITAKIS 10/03/1988 16/05/1990
    CAPTAIN M. MORAITAKIS 17/05/1990 02/07/1990
    COMMANDER V. FLOKOS 03/07/1990 03/07/1992
    COMMANDER M. TZAVARAS 04/07/1992 04/04/1994
    CAPTAIN M. TZAVARAS 05/04/1994 06/07/1994
    COMMANDER V. MARTZOUKOS 07/07/1994 15/09/1996
    COMMANDER G. KYPRIOTIS 16/09/1996 09/03/1998
    CAPTAIN G. KYPRIOTIS 10/03/1998 29/07/1998
    COMMANDER G. ROIDIS 30/07/1998 08/10/1999
    COMMANDER I. KARAISKOS 09/10/1999 05/07/2001
    COMMANDER I. DIMITROPOULOS 06/07/2001 10/03/2003
    CAPTAIN I. DIMITROPOULOS 11/03/2003 17/06/2003
    COMMANDER D. LAZARIS 18/06/2003 14/11/2004
    COMMANDER A. KALPOGIANNAKIS 15/11/2004 14/07/2006
    COMMANDER A. NASOPOULOS 15/07/2006 12/02/2007
    COMMANDER P. CHATZAKIS 13/02/2007 14/01/2010
    COMMANDER CH. NTEGIANNIS 15/01/2010 10/07/2011
    COMMANDER M. MAGKOS 11/07/2011 30/08/2012
    COMMANDER CH. SASIAKOS 31/08/2012 28/04/2014
    COMMANDER G. ANGOURAS 29/04/2014 25/08/2015
    COMMANDER E. KYRIAKIDIS 26/08/2015 25/09/2016
    COMMANDER S. SARRIS 26/09/2016 11/05/2018
    CAPTAIN S. SARRIS 12/05/2018 26/07/2018
    COMMANDER N. PETRAKOS 27/07/2018 20/10/2019
    COMMANDER D. KECHAGIAS 21/10/2019 -
  • Elli
    ARIADNE 16
    DSCN0756
    DSCN4044
    IMG 1353 3
    PASSEX Santorini SNMG213 OV 2015 1 3
    PASSEX Santorini SNMG213 OV 2015 1 4
    PASSEX Santorini SNMG213 OV2015 1 2
    PASSEX Santorini SNMG213 OV2015 1
    TEST
    BcQL1
    Elli2
    Elli3
    Santorini 2
    Santorini 1
    Santorini 3