Dimensions: 60,3 /10,4 /20,2 m
Tonnage: 685 t
Main Machine: Two main DIESEL type engines MTU 8V 396 ( 765HP, 2000 maximhmum RPM).
One secondary DIESEL type engineMTU 8V 396 ( 765 HP) for mine hunting/sweeping operations. One bow thruster.
Speed: 13 knots
Crew: 45 (6 officers 39 ratings)
Armament: one 30 ΜΜ gun, MDC bombs for underwater vehicles and two OERLIKON 20 MM guns, stinger missiles.
Mine counter measures equipment: 2 × PAP remotely controlled submarines (ROV) 2x PLUTO PLUS remotely controlled submarines(ROV) MS 14 Magnetic loop Sperry MSSA Acoustic generator K8 Oropesa sweeps
This ship is one of the 12 HUNT type Minehunters which were built in VOSPER THORNYCROFT shipyard (Portsmouth-England). Built with Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), traveled first time in June of 1987. British Royal Navy gave the name HMSBERKELEY(Μ– 40) . 6 FEB 2001 begun Greek property in Portsmouth of England. 28 FEB 2001 Commander R.S.Salvetas Became Commanding Officer and ship was from then on called HMS KALLISTO (Μ– 63). 30 MAR 2001 Ship began its voyage from Portsmouth. 11 APR 2001 ship reached Salamina naval base after stops in Malaga and Messina.
This is the 1st ship in the Hellenic Navy to bear the name Kallistv. The ship is a Mine Countermeasures Vessel (MCMV), capable of sweeping and hunting mines by mechanical, magnetic and acoustic methods by day and night.
The principal minehunting role is carried out using the Mine Hunting System Acoustic Mk 2 which comprises Sonar 193M mod 1, and Disposal systems.
The principal minesweeping role is carried out using the Wire sweep Mk 8, the Magnetic sweep Mk 14, and the Acoustic sweep (Towed Acoustic Generator).
HS KALLISTO is capable of 13 Knots ahead on Diesel Drive and 5 Knots on Auxiliary (hydraulic) Drive and has an endurance at least 1500 n.m. at 12 Knots.
A Greek mythological figure, nymph Kallisto was a favourite companion of the virgin goddess Artemis and priestess of hunting. Kallisto had vowed to remain chaste, and to follow in the ways of Artemis. Zeus (King of gods) caught a glimpse of the beautiful Kallisto and, of course, fell in love with her. Knowing that Artemis had warned Kallisto of the deceitful ways of men and gods, Zeus cleverly disguised himself as Artemis. He then seduced Kallisto, and Kallisto conceived a child. When Kallisto’s condition for Artemis’s attentions, Kallisto was forced out of the company of Artemis. She bore a boy child named Arcas.
When Zeus’s wife Juno saw this evidence of Zeus’s infidelity she became enraged, and changed Kallisto into a bear. Kallisto was ashamed and afraid, and fled into the woods, not to see her son for many years.
One day, when Kallisto’s son Arcas was a young man, he decided to go hunting, and went into the woods where his mother Kallisto lived. Kallisto saw her son, whom she had not seen for many years. She forgot she was a bear, and rushed forward to embrace her son. Arcas only saw a bear rushing down on him. He lifted his bow and shot an arrow at the beast. At the last moment Jupiter intervened and placed Kallisto and her son in the heavens as the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, the big and little bears.
14-05-2001 until 04-06-2001
25-06-2001 until 18-07-2001
30-08-2006 until 09-12-2006
26-08-2007 until 04-12-2007
09-04-2008 until 11-07-2008
SNMCMG2 & mine neutralization in crete naval base
14-10-2008 until 13-12-2008
01-02-2009 until 14-02-2009
08-05-2009 until 31-07-2009
19-10-2009 until 26-11-2009
04-07-2010 until 07-08-2010
22-01-2011 until 16-05-2011
03-06-2015 until 23-06-2015
24-08-2015 until 06-10-2015
20-10-2015 until 28-10-2015
11-05-2016 until 09-06-2016
05-07-2016 until 07-08-2016
22-11-2016 until 06-12-2016
30-03-2017 until 08-04-2017
SPANISH MINEX 17
29-05-2017 until 09-06-2017
RANK NAME FROM UNTIL LIEUTENANT COMMANDER R. SALVETAS 28/12/2001 24/06/2002 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER D. GOUNARIS 25/06/2002 04/01/2004 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER P. PAPAGEORGIOU 05/01/2004 22/12/2004 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER CH. GEORGOULAS 23/12/2004 17/08/2006 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER M. LYMPERIS 18/08/2006 17/08/2008 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER D. KATSOURAS 18/08/2008 12/08/2010 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER P. SERGIS 13/08/2010 24/08/2011 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER D. KARAMOUTZOGIANNIS 25/08/2011 27/08/2013 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER I. ANGELAKIS 28/08/2013 25/08/2014 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER G. MARASLIS 26/08/2014 11/10/2015 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER CH. FILOS 12/10/2015 08/12/2016 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER G. POLYCHRONIS 09/12/2016 09/08/2018 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER P. SIDERIS 10/08/2018 15/01/2020 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER M. KONTAKOS 16/01/2020 -