|Greek frigate Limnos|
|Namesake:||Lemnos island and the Battle of Lemnos (1913)|
|Launched:||October 27, 1979|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2021[update]|
|Notes:||Official Hellenic Navy page|
|Class & type:||Elli-class frigate|
|Displacement:||3,500 tons (3,800 t max)|
|Length:||130 m (430 ft)|
|Beam:||14.6 m (48 ft)|
|Draft:||65 m (213 ft)|
|Aircraft carried:||2 AB 212 ASW helicopter or 1 Sikorsky S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk|
The Limnos (F451) is one of the Greek Elli class of frigates and is 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 Limnos was built at the Koninklijke Maatschappij de Schelde in Vlissingen, Holland, along with the frigate Elli as part of a commission for the two ships from the Greek government.
Coat of arms
The coat of arms of the ship is a copy of the battleship Lemnos's coat of arms. It depicts the lyra of the ancient poet and kitharode Arion and dolphins in waves.
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