Frigate Spetsai (F-453)

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Classification

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Basic information

Namesake:
Spetses is an affluent island and a municipality in the Islands regional unit, Attica, Greece.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Hellenic Shipyards Co.
Operator:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
4000 t
Length:
117.5 m
Beam:
14.8 m
Draught:
6 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • CODOG
  • 2 * General Electric LM2500 gas turbines 60,656 hp
  • 2 * MTU 20V 956 diesel engines 10,040 hp
  • 2 * controllable pitch propellers
Speed:
31 knots
Range:
4,100 nmi (7,600 km; 4,700 mi) at 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph) (diesels)

Crew

Complement:
173

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Signaal MW08 air search radar
  • Signaal DA08 air surface radar
  • 2 * Signaal STIR fire control radar
  • Racal Decca 2690 BT navigation radar
  • Mk XII Mod 4 IFF radar
  • 2 * Signaal Mk 73 Mod 1 radar for ESSM
  • Raytheon SQS-56/DE 1160 hull-mounted and VDS sonar
  • Signaal STACOS Mod 2 combat data system
  • SAR-8 IR searcher
  • Argo AR 700 ESM system
  • Telegon 10 ESM system
  • Argo APECS II ECM system
  • 4 * SCLAR decoy launchers
  • SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy
Armament:
  • 2 * 4 Mk141 Harpoon missile launchers
  • Mk 48 Mod 2 vertical launcher for 16 * RIM-162 ESSM
  • 1 * Mk 45 Mod 2A 5" gun
  • 2 * Mk15 Phalanx 20 mm CIWS
  • 2 * 3 324mm Mk32 Mod 5 torpedo tubes for Mk46 torpedoes
Aircraft:
  • Sikorsky S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk helicopter
  • Helipad
  • Hangar

The Greek frigate Spetsai (F-453) 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. 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.

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