Greek frigate Elli (F450)

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Elli F-450
Career (Greece)
Name: Elli
Namesake: the Naval Battle of Elli
Builder: Royal Schelde
Launched: October 10, 1981
Commissioned: 1982
Status: in active service, as of 2014
Notes: Official Hellenic Navy page
General characteristics
Class & type: Elli-class frigate
Displacement: 3,360 tons
Length: 130.5 m (428 ft)
Beam: 14.6 m (48 ft)
Draft: 6.2 m (20 ft)
Propulsion: COGOG system:
2 Rolls Royce Tyne RM1C gas turbines, 4,900 shp each;
2 Rolls Royce Olympus TM3B gas turbines, 25,700 shp each (boost);
2 shafts
Speed: 30-knot (56 km/h) maximum
20-knot (37 km/h) cruise
Complement: 198
Armament: 2 × OTO Melara 76 mm/62 cal.,
2 × Mk15 Phalanx 20 mm CIWS,
2 Mk141 4 × 8 Harpoon missile launchers,
Mk29 octuple launcher for 24 × RIM-7M SAMs,
2 Mk32 2 × 324mm T/T for Mk46 torpedoes
Aircraft carried: 1 AB 212 ASW helicopter

Greek frigate Elli (F450) (Greek: Φ/Γ Έλλη) is the lead ship of the Greek Elli class of frigates and the third Hellenic Navy ship by that name. The class is based on the Royal Netherlands Navy's Kortenaer class and was built in a Dutch shipyard; however, unlike later members of its class in the Hellenic Navy, it was not originally in Dutch service, but was sold directly to Greece.[1]

The Elli was built at the Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde in Vlissingen, Holland, along with the frigate Limnos as part of a commission for the two ships from the Greek government. Her maiden voyage was on October 10, 1981 under her first captain, Grigoris Demestihas. She arrived in Greece on November 15 of that year.

The Elli took part in the Persian Gulf War from 1990–91, enforcing the UN resolution on Iraq in the neighborhood of the Red Sea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vice Admiral C. Paizis-Paradellis, HN (2002). Hellenic Warships 1829-2001 (3rd Edition). Athens, Greece: The Society for the study of Greek History. p. 65. ISBN 960-8172-14-4. 

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