Andreas Ioannides (naval officer)

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Andreas Ioannides
Born1958 (1959)
Rizokarpaso, British Cyprus
Died2011 (aged 52–53)
Allegiance Cyprus
Service/branch Cyprus Navy

Andreas Ioannides (Greek: Ανδρέας Ιωαννίδης; 1958 – 11 July 2011) was the head of the Cyprus Navy until his death in the Evangelos Florakis Navy Base explosion, which took place at the Evangelos Florakis Navy Base on July 11, 2011.[1][2]


A Greek Cypriot, Ioannides was born in Rizokarpaso in 1958, entered the Hellenic Naval Academy in 1977 and graduated in 1981 as an Ensign. He then underwent additional training at various Greek special forces facilities and command and staff schools.[3]

Ioannides served as an officer on board warships, as CO of the MM40 Exocet batteries, as head of the Staff and Operations Directorate of the Cyprus Naval Command, head of the Coastal Surveillance Command, head of the Warships Command and Deputy Commander of the Cyprus Naval Command, before being appointed as Commander of the Naval Command on 20 August 2008,[3] taking over from Captain Panayotis Vougioulakis.[4]


  1. ^ "Cyprus: Navy chief killed by base munitions blast". BBC News. BBC. 11 July 2011. Archived from the original on 13 July 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Blast at Cyprus Naval Base Kills 12, Injures 62". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Chief of Naval Staff Captain Andreas Ioannides". Chiefs of European Navies. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-04. Retrieved 2013-07-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Military offices
Preceded by Chief of the Cypriot Naval Staff
2008 - 2011
Succeeded by