Greek frigate Spetsai

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Spetsai (F-453)
Greek frigate HS Spetsai, F-453.jpgGreece
Namesake: Spetses
Builder: Hellenic Shipyards Co.
Laid down: 11 August 1992
Launched: 9 December 1993
Commissioned: 24 October 1996
Status: in active service as of 2010
Notes: Official Hellenic Navy page
General characteristics
Class and type: Hydra class frigate
Displacement: 3,350 tons
Length: 117 m (384 ft)
Beam: 14.8 m (49 ft)
Draft: 6 m (20 ft)
  • 31-knot (57 km/h) maximum
  • 20-knot (37 km/h) cruise
Range: 4,100 nmi (7,600 km; 4,700 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph) (diesels)
Complement: 173
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Signaal MW08 air search radar
  • Signaal DA08 air surface radar
  • 2 Signaal STIR fire control radar
  • Racal Decca 2690 BT navigation radar
  • Raytheon SQS-56/DE 1160 hull-mounted and VDS sonar
  • SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy
  • Mk XII Mod 4 IFF radar
  • 2 Signaal Mk 73 Mod 1 radar for ESSM
  • Signaal STACOS Mod 2 combat data system
  • SAR-8 IR searcher
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • Argo AR 700 ESM system
  • Telegon 10 ESM system
  • Argo APECS II ECM system
  • 4 SCLAR decoy launchers
Aircraft carried: 1
Aviation facilities: Hangar for 1 Sikorsky S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk helicopter

The Greek frigate Spetsai (F-453) (Greek: Φ/Γ ΣΠΕΤΣΑΙ) is the second ship of the Greek Hydra frigate class. She is based on the Blohm + Voss MEKO 200 frigate class and was built by Hellenic Shipyards Co. at Skaramagas.[1] She is the fifth ship of the Hellenic Navy to be named after the Saronic Gulf island of Spetses. She has participated in international operations such as Enduring Freedom.


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

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