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Sunday, 5 November 2017

PHOTO GALLERY #14: Degiannis, fast attack craft of the Hellenic Navy

HS Degiannis of the Hellenic Navy. Photo: D-Mitch
On Friday, October 27, I had the opportunity to visit the fast attack craft P-26 Degiannis, third vessel in the Kavaloudis class (Combattante IIIB) of the Hellenic Navy. The six vessels in the class were built in Hellenic Shipyards and delivered to the Navy in the period 1980-1981. One of the vessels, P-25 Kostakos which was sunk in November 4th, 1996, when it was struck by Samaina a passenger ferry and four members of the crew lost their lives in that tragic accident. The Kavaloudis-class boats have not been modernized as their older sisters, the Laskos class (Combattante IIIA) (photo gallery of HS Blessas here). However, they have replaced their ageing missile systems, the 40km-range Penguin anti-ship missiles, with Harpoon that has three times the maximum range of a Penguin missile. Another new addition to the equipment of the vessel is that of a SIMRAD navigation radar which supplements the old Decca radar. HS Degiannis, together with the Hydra class frigate HS Psara (photo gallery here) and Papanikolis class submarine HS Matrozos were opened to the public at Piraeus harbor due to the forthcoming celebration of Ohi Day (anniversary of the "No") to commemorate the rejection by Greek Prime Minister Metaxas of the ultimatum made by Italian dictator Mussolini on October 28, 1940 during WWII. I hope you will enjoy the photos!

The three warships at Piraeus harbor. Photo: D-Mitch

View from the bow.

OTO Melara Compatto 76mm gun
The main mast and the bridge


Pollux FCS atop the bridge

ESM, Triton, SIMRAD, Decca, Pollux

The dome of the new SIMRAD radar

Decoy launchers and mount for MG3

EMERLEC and mount for MG3

EMERLEC twin 30mm gun system

EMERLEC anti-aircraft gun turrets
Two twin Harpoon launchers (two canisters are loaded) that replaced six Penguin launchers

Harpoon launcher with one canister
21in torpedo launcher and aft 3in gun
EMERLEC gun mounts







Free space amidships
Harpoon launcher and main mast
Mk141 launcher
Mk141 launchers
Mk141 launcher
Mk141 Harpoon launchers












21in torpedo launcher
Torpedo loading rack



















MG3 machine gun shield
RBOC launcher
EMERLEC gun mount
EMERLEC gun mount






RBOC Mk135 decoy launcher

Thomson Pollux FCS

CSEE Panda optical director
Amidships and Harpoon launchers


RBOC launcher
CSEE Panda optical director



The screen for SIMRAD radar



View of the bridge
Bow view of HS Degiannis
Details of the mast












Bow view of HS Degiannis fast attack craft
View of HS Degiannis fast attack craft from frigate HS Psara

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