HSY-55-class gunboat

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Polemistis (P 61)
Polemistis (P 61)
Class overview
Operators:  Hellenic Navy
Built: 1990–1993
In commission: 1993–
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics [1]
Displacement: 595 t (586 long tons) full load
Length: 56.5 m (185 ft 4 in)
Beam: 10 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draught: 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: 2 × Wärtsilä Nohab 16V25 diesels, 9,200 hp (6.9 MW) sustained; 2 shafts
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Range:
  • 2,470 nmi (4,570 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
  • 900 nmi (1,700 km) at 24 kn (44 km/h; 28 mph)
Troops: 23
Complement: 36 (6 officers)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Thomson-CSF Triton; I-band surface search radars
  • Selenia Elsag NA 21 weapons control
Armament:

The gunboat class HSY-55 is a class of naval vessel designed by the Hellenic Navy and built by Hellenic Shipyards (HSY). This class of ship uses the modular concept so that weapons and sensors can be changed as required. These vessels are similar in appearance to Gunboats Class Osprey 55. The first pair was ordered on 20 February 1990, but completion was delayed by the shipyard's financial problems. Pyrpolitis (P57) was launched on 16 September 1992, and Polemistis (P61) on 21 June 1993. Each ship can carry 25 fully equipped troops. Alternative guns and Harpoon SSM can be fitted as required.

Ships[edit]

  • Pyrpolitis (P 57): commissioned 4 May 1993
  • Polemistis (P 61): commissioned 16 June 1994

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hellenic Navy - Gunboats Class Osprey HSY-55". hellenicnavy.gr. Retrieved 22 June 2010.