Greek frigate Spetsai (F-453)

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Spetsai (F-453)
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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)
Propulsion: 2 shaft CODOG, controllable pitch propellers ,
2 General Electric LM2500 gas turbines 60,656 hp
2 MTU 20V 956 diesel engines, 10,040 hp
Speed: 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
and decoys:
Argo AR 700 ESM system

Telegon 10 ESM system
Argo APECS II ECM system

4 SCLAR decoy launchers
Armament: 1 × Mk 45 Mod 2A,
2 × Mk15 Phalanx 20 mm CIWS,
2 Mk141 4 × 8 Harpoon missile launchers,
Mk 48 Mod 2 vertical launcher for 16 × RIM-162 ESSM,
2 Mk32 Mod 5 2 × 324mm T/T for Mk46 torpedoes
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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