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Greek frigate Limnos (F451)
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Limnos F-451
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Name: Limnos
Namesake: Lemnos island and the Battle of Lemnos (1913)
Builder: Royal Schelde
Launched: October 27, 1979
Commissioned: 1982
Status: in active service, as of 2020
Notes: Official Hellenic Navy page
General characteristics
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)
Propulsion: COGOG system:
2 Rolls Royce Tyne RM1C gas turbines, 4,900 shp each;
2 Rolls Royce Olympus TM3B gas turbines, 25,700 shp each (boost);
2 shafts
Speed: 30-knot (56 km/h) maximum
20-knot (37 km/h) cruise
Complement: 196
Crew: 176-196
Armament: 2 × OTO Melara 76 mm/62 cal.,
2 × Mk15 Phalanx 20 mm CIWS,
2 Mk141 4 × 8 Harpoon missile launchers,
Mk29 octuple launcher for 24 × RIM-7M SAMs,
2 Mk32 2 × 324mm T/T for Mk46 torpedoes
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.

Operations[edit | edit source]

The Limnos took part in several operations including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Desert Shield and more.

Coat of arms[edit | edit source]

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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