USS Green Bay (PG-101)

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HS Tolmi (P229) mail transfer.jpg
Green Bay as Tolmi (P229) in 2005
History
(USA) (Greece)
Namesake: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Builder: Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
Laid down: 6 November 1960
Launched: 14 June 1969
Acquired: 5 December 1969; as Tolmi 18 June 1991
Decommissioned: 22 April 1977
Struck: 1 October 1977
Fate: Sold to Hellenic Navy
Status: active
General characteristics
Class and type: Asheville class gunboat
Type: Gunboat
Displacement: 237 tons; 265 tons
Length: 164 ft 5 in (50.11 m)
Beam: 23 ft 8 in (7.21 m)
Draft: 9 ft 5 in (2.87 m)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 16 kn (30 km/h) max on diesels
  • 42 kn (78 km/h) max on turbine
Range: 1,700 NM (3,100 km)
Complement: 28 officers and enlisted; 34 officers and enlisted
Armament: 3 in (76 mm)/50 gun mount,40 mm (1.6 in) gun mount, 2 × 50 cal machine guns; 2 × 40 mm (1.6 in) auto-cannons, 2 × 20 mm (0.79 in) machine guns, Stinger Anti Aircraft missiles

The USS Green Bay (PG-101) was an Asheville class gunboat in the United States Navy.[1] She has since been transferred to the Hellenic Navy under the name HS Tolmi (P-229).[2]

United States Navy service[edit]

Green Bay was laid down on 6 November 1966 as PGM-101 by Peterson Builders Inc. in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. While under construction, she was reclassified as Patrol Gunboat, PG-101 on 1 April 1967.

She was launched on 14 June 1969 and was commissioned as USS Green Bay (PG-101) on 5 December 1969 at the Boston Navy Yard in Charleston, Massachusetts.

The Green Bay was home-ported in Little Creek, Virginia, and made numerous trips to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to serve in the role of the aggressor in fleet exercises. In addition, the Green Bay participated in many exercises that simulated the deployment of Navy Seals and US Marines onto hostile shores. On 9 August 1974, Green Bay was nominated, by COMPHIBLANT (Commander Amphibious Forces Atlantic) for the Arleigh Burke Award.

She was decommissioned 22 April 1977 at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia, and was struck from the Navy Register on 1 October 1977.

Hellenic Navy service[edit]

Green Bay was transferred to Greece on 30 June 1989 as the corvette Tolmi (P-229) and was commissioned on 18 June 1991.

Since 2002, the Tolmi has been stationed at Salamis Naval Base. Her main duties include patrolling the Aegean Sea.[3]

USS Green Bay (PG-101) underway, circa 1970.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green Bay (PG-101)". NavSource Naval History. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  2. ^ "USS Green Bay (PG-101) Commissioning". ussgreenbay.mactom.com. Retrieved 2011-05-24. 
  3. ^ "HS Tolmi P-229". Hellenic Navy. Retrieved 2011-05-24.