They are portrayed the castle of old city of Navarinon (today Pilos) and under from this, two dolphins that they have between their trident. The castle refers in the Naval battle that became in the homonym bight of (20 October 1827), at which the protectors forces (England - France - Russia) destroyed all the Turkish-Egyptian fleet. The dolphins symbolize the familiarization of Greeks with the sea and the trident, the naval force.
Dimensions: 130,5/14,6/6,2 μέτρα
Main Machine: 2 RR Olympus 56.800 HR, 2 RR Tyne 10
Speed: 30 Knots
Crew: 198The keel of HS NAVARINON was laid down in the RΟΥΑL DΕ SCΗΕLDΕ dockyards on September the 2nd, 1975 and she was launched on April the 16th, 1977. The ship remained in service in the Netherlands Naval Force under the name ΗΜΝLS VΑΝ ΚΙΝSΒΕRGΕΝ (F809) until 1993. The Hellenic Flag was raised on March the 1st, 1995 in Den Helder and the ship sailed to Greece on 15-05-1995
The ship was named NAVARINON in order to honor the action of the allied British-French-Russian fleet against the Turkish-Egyptian one in the naval battle of NAVARINON which took place on October 20th, 1827. The consequence of this naval battle where of great importance for the evolution of the 1821 revolution and for the liberation of Hellas. The HS NAVARINON is the third ship of Hellenic Navy that bears this name. The first one (C-63) was only lent to the Hellenic Navy by the British Navy. It was a Destroyer type «Ε», ex. HMS ECHO (H23) built in UK in 1933, commissioned in Malta on April the 5th, 1944 and remained in the Hellenic Naval Force until March the 8th 1956, when it was returned to the British Navy. The second ship (D-63) with the same name was granted by the U.S.N. It was a Destroyer type «Fletcher», ex. U.S.S. Brown (DD 546), built in USA in 1942. It was commissioned on September 27th 1962 in Seattle and remained in the Hellenic Naval Force until decommissioned on October the 31st, 1981.
DESTINED GLORY 96
DESTINED GLORY 98
PHOENIX EXPRESS 11
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RANK NAME FROM UNTIL COMMANDER I. LIOULIS 20/08/1994 19/09/1996 COMMANDER G. DROSOULAKIS 20/09/1996 16/03/1998 COMMANDER I. NTOUNIADAKIS 17/03/1998 23/01/2000 COMMANDER P. EFSTATHIOU 24/01/2000 30/01/2002 COMMANDER P. LITSAS 31/01/2002 21/09/2003 COMMANDER E. APOSTOLAKIS 22/09/2003 23/09/2004 COMMANDER ATH. MAKRIS 24/09/2004 09/03/2006 COMMANDER D. TSOUKAS 10/03/2006 26/07/2007 COMMANDER I. PAXIVANAKIS 27/07/2007 15/01/2009 COMMANDER V. PAPPAS 16/01/2009 13/05/2010 COMMANDER D. ANTONARAKOS 14/05/2010 31/07/2011 COMMANDER TH. MIKROPOULOS 01/08/2011 05/08/2013 COMMANDER K. VLACHOS 06/08/2013 30/07/2014 COMMANDER K. BAKALAKOS 31/07/2014 02/08/2015 COMMANDER CH. ELEFSINIOTIS 03/08/2015 24/08/2016 COMMANDER G. KYPRIOTIS 25/08/2016 24/08/2016 CAPTAIN E. ZOUMPOULIS 25/08/2016 19/08/2019 COMMANDER S. MAZARAKIS 20/08/2019 -