Frigate Psara (F-454)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Namesake:
Psara is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Hellenic Shipyards Co.
Operator:
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 Psara (F-454) (Greek: Φ/Γ Ψαρά) is the third ship of the Greek Hydra-class frigates. It is based on the Blohm + Voss MEKO 200 frigate class and was built by Hellenic Shipyards Co. at Skaramangas as part of the programme. She has participated in various NATO and international operations such as Sharp Guard, Decisive Enhancement, Operation Enduring Freedom, EU Operation Atalanta.

On 29 March 2009, as flagship of EU NAVFOR Atalanta, Psara was involved in the capture of Somalian pirates fleeing from an unsuccessful hijack attempt on the German tanker Spessart, along with HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën, the Spanish frigate Victoria and USS Boxer.

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