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Hellenic Navy (2022)


Current Active Inventory: 63 Fleet Units


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Last Updated: 12/31/2021 | © www.WDMMW.org


The modern Hellenic Navy places a decided focus on its OPV force, the fleet making up over half of all fighting strength. The branch lacks any form of aircraft-carrying capability, amphibious assault operation support, and destroyer types, making due with an aging fleet of submarines and frigates for the most part. The Papanikolis-class sub boosts efficiency and capability of the undersea force which numbers eleven in all - though more than half are made up of elderly Glavkos-class boats. The frigate fleet is in worst shape as the youngest unit reaches 20 years. However, the category is set to be boosted by the new French-made FDI guided-missile frigates of which the Hellenic Navy is contracted for 3+1 to date. The mine warfare group suffers the same hull aging issues as other categories show and even the OPV force consists of many aging hulls with a few exceptions. In keeping up with regional rival Turkey, the Hellenic Navy has its work cut out for it and must invest more to keep pace with its potential at-sea enemy.


The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Hellenic Navy (2022). The service currently counts 63 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.


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Total Units: 63
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TvR:
47.2
True Value Rating takes into account current strengths/weaknesses, matched against the highest-rated service (the USN yields a top rating of 323.9).
Global Rank:
21/34
A total of 34 naval services from 34 nations currently tracked. Current Ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:

Carriers: 0 units
Submarines: 11 units
Fleet Core: 52 units
Amphib Asslt: 0 units
FORCE BALANCE:

FAIR

Fleet focuses on a portion of basic requirements though generally lacking in key areas.
SUPPLIERS:
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HULL PREFIX:
"HS"
ESTABLISHED:
1828
194 yrs ago
as the "Hellenic Navy"
MEDIAN HULL AGE:
26.5
Years
HULL AGE VISUALIZATION


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Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15 yrs

16 to 25 yrs

26 to 30 yrs

>30 yrs


Age plays a vital role in the life of any warship as hulls and various onboard technologies are pushed to the limit, ultimately exposed to the corrosive and generally unforgiving effects of life at sea. Such degradation often leads to modernizations, refits, or outright retirement. Our color gauge attempts to showcase a vessel's current state within the fleet, helping to detail those outgoing vessels against those at the midway point of their service or those just having been commissioned.




Submarines (11)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
50yrs
Nireus
S111
Glavkos-class
50yrs
Triton
S112
Glavkos-class
50yrs
Proteus
S113
Glavkos-class
43yrs
Poseidon
S116
Poseidon-class
43yrs
Amfitriti
S117
Poseidon-class
43yrs
Pontos
S119
Poseidon-class
43yrs
Okeanos
S118
Okeanos-class
12yrs
Papanikolis
S120
Papanikolis-class
7yrs
Pipinos
S121
Papanikolis-class
6yrs
Matrozos
S122
Papanikolis-class
6yrs
Katsonis
S123
Papanikolis-class

Total Units: 11 (17%)


NOTES: The Glavokos, Poseidon, and Okeanos classes are all based in the German Type 209 (1100, 1200, and 1500 subtypes, respectively); The Papanikolis-class is the German Type 214-class.




Frigates (13)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
30yrs
Hydra
F452
Hydra-class
26yrs
Spetsai
F453
Hydra-class
24yrs
Psara
F454
Hydra-class
24yrs
Salamis
F455
Hydra-class
41yrs
Elli
F450
Elli-class
40yrs
Limnos
F451
Elli-class
28yrs
Adrias
F459
Elli-class
29yrs
Aigaion
F460
Elli-class
27yrs
Navarinon
F461
Elli-class
25yrs
Kountouriotis
F462
Elli-class
20yrs
Kanaris
F464
Elli-class
20yrs
Themistoklis
F465
Elli-class
19yrs
Nikiforos
F466
Elli-class

Total Units: 13 (21%)


NOTES: The Elli-class are ex-Dutch / Royal Netherlands Navy ships; half of the class were modernized in a 2004-2009 initiative; On order are 3+1 French FDI frigates to operate under the new Belhara-class name; earliest commissioning is 2025.




Mine Warfare (3)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
15yrs
Evniki
M61
Osprey-class
15yrs
Kalypso
M64
Osprey-class
22yrs
Evropi
M62
Hunt-class

Total Units: 3 (5%)




Offshore Patrol Vessels (36)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
17yrs
Roussen
P67
Roussen-class
16yrs
Daniolos
P68
Roussen-class
16yrs
Krystallidis
P69
Roussen-class
12yrs
Grigoropoulos
P70
Roussen-class
7yrs
Ritsos
P71
Roussen-class
2yrs
Karathanasis
P78
Roussen-class
1yrs
Vlahakos
P79
Roussen-class
1yrs
Gialopsos
P80
Roussen-class
42yrs
Kavaloudis
P24
Kavaloudis-class
42yrs
Degiannis
P26
Kavaloudis-class
41yrs
Xenos
P27
Kavaloudis-class
41yrs
Simitzopoulos
P28
Kavaloudis-class
41yrs
Starakis
P29
Kavaloudis-class
45yrs
Laskos
P20
Laskos-class
45yrs
Blessas
P21
Laskos-class
44yrs
Mykonios
P22
Laskos-class
45yrs
Troupakis
P23
Laskos-class
27yrs
Votsis
P72
Votsis-class
28yrs
Pezopoulos
P73
Votsis-class
28yrs
Maridakis
P75
Votsis-class
19yrs
Machitis
4 Boats
Machitis-class
29yrs
Kasos
2 Boats
HSY-55
32yrs
Armatolos
2 Boats
HSY-55
33yrs
Tolmi
2 Boats
HSY-55
41yrs
Andromeda
4 Boats
Tjeld-class
47yrs
Diopos Antoniou
2 Boats
Esterel-class

Total Units: 36 (57%)


NOTES: The Roussen-class is based on a British design; the Kavaloudis-class is based on a French design.




On Order (3)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate
Unnamed Ship
Frigate

Total Units: 3


NOTES: Belhara-class frigates expected from 2025 onward.


On Order Commitment: 3 Units


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