|Greek frigate Elli|
|Namesake:||the Naval Battle of Elli|
|Launched:||October 10, 1981|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2021[update]|
|Notes:||Official Hellenic Navy page|
|Class & type:||Elli-class frigate|
|Length:||130.5 m (428 ft)|
|Beam:||14.6 m (48 ft)|
|Draft:||6.2 m (20 ft)|
|Aircraft carried:||1 AB 212 ASW helicopter|
Greek frigate Elli (F450) (Greek: Φ/Γ Έλλη) is the lead ship of the Greek Elli class of frigates and the third Hellenic Navy ship by that name. The class is based on the Royal Netherlands Navy's Kortenaer class and was built in a Dutch shipyard; however, unlike later members of its class in the Hellenic Navy, it was not originally in Dutch service, but was sold directly to Greece.
The Elli was built at the Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde in Vlissingen, Holland, along with the frigate Limnos as part of a commission for the two ships from the Greek government. Her maiden voyage was on October 10, 1981 under her first captain, Grigoris Demestihas. She arrived in Greece on November 15 of that year.
The Elli took part in the Persian Gulf War from 1990–91, enforcing the UN resolution on Iraq in the neighborhood of the Red Sea.
References[edit | edit source]
- Vice Admiral C. Paizis-Paradellis, HN (2002). Hellenic Warships 1829-2001 (3rd Edition). Athens, Greece: The Society for the study of Greek History. pp. 65. ISBN 960-8172-14-4.
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