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Ydra [Hydra] Frigates Class Meko-200HN

The decision to buy four Meko 200 Mod 3HN was announced on 18 April 1988. West German Government 'offset' of tanks and aircraft went with the sale, and the electronics and some of the weapon systems secured through US FMS credits. The first ship ordered 10 February 1989 built by Blohm + Voss, Hamburg and the remainder ordered 10 May 1989 at Hellenic Shipyards, Skaramanga. The program was delayed by financial problems at Hellenic Shipyards in 1992 and some of the prefabrication was done in Hamburg.

Displacement, tons: 2,710 light; 3,350 full load
Displacement Full Load (tonnes): 3403.6
Length (m): 117
Beam (m): 14.8
Draught (m): 6
Range (nm): 4100
Speed (knots): 31

Dimensions, feet (metres):383.9; 357.6 (wl) × 48.6 × 19.7 (117; 109 × 14.8 × 6)

Main machinery: CODOG; 2 GE LM 2500 gas turbines; 60,000 hp (44.76 MW)sustained; 2 MTU 20V 956 TB82 diesels; 10,420 hp(m) (7.66 MW) sustained; 2 shafts; cp props

Speed, knots: 31 gas; 20 diesel. Range, miles: 4,100 at 16 kt

Complement: 173 (22 officers) plus 16 flag staff

Missiles: SSM: 8 McDonnell Douglas Harpoon Block 1C; 2 quad launchers; active radar homing to 130 km (70 n miles) at 0.9 Mach; warhead 227 kg.
SAM: Raytheon NATO Sea Sparrow Mk 48 Mod 2 vertical launcher; 16 missiles; semi-active radar homing to 14.6 km (8 n miles) at 2.5 Mach; warhead 39 kg.

Guns: 1 FMC 5 in (127 mm)/54 Mk 45 Mod 2A 20 rds/min to 24 km (13 n miles) anti-surface; 14 km (7.7 n miles) anti-aircraft; weight of shell 32 kg. 2 GD/GE Vulcan Phalanx 20 mm Mk 15 Mod 12; 6 barrels per mounting; 3,000 rds/min combined to 1.5 km.

Torpedoes: 6-324 mm Mk 32 Mod 5 (2 triple) tubes. Honeywell Mk 46 Mod 5; anti-submarine; active/passive homing to 11 km (5.9 n miles) at 40 kt; warhead 44 kg.

Countermeasures: Decoys: 4 Mk 36 Mod 2 SRBOC chaff launchers. SLQ-25 Nixie; torpedo decoy.
ESM: Argo AR 700; Telegon 10; intercept.
ECM: Argo APECS II; jammer.

Combat data systems: Signaal STACOS Mod 2; Links 11 and 14.

Weapons control: 2 Signaal Mk 73 Mod 1 (for SAM). Vesta Helo transponder with datalink for OTHT. SAR-8 IR search. SWG 1 A(V) Harpoon LCS.

Radars: Air search: Signaal MW08; 3D; F/G-band.
Air Surface search: Signaal/Magnavox; DA08, F-band.
Navigation: Racal Decca 2690 BT; ARPA; I-band.
Fire Control: 2 Signaal STIR; I/J/K-band.
IFF: Mk XII Mod 4.

Sonars: Raytheon SQS-56/DE 1160; hull-mounted and VDS.

Helicopters: 1 Sikorsky S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk.

Structure: The design follows the Portuguese 'Vasco da Gama' class. All steel fin stabilisers.

Operational: Aegean Hawk carried from 1995.
 



 Name

 No

 Builders

 Laid down

 Launched

 Commissioned

 HYDRA

 F 452

 Blohm + Voss, Hamburg

 17 Dec 1990

 25 June 1991

 12 Nov 1992

 SPETSAI

 F 453

 Hellenic Shipyards, Skaramanga

 11 Aug 1992

 9 Dec 1993

 24 Oct 1996

 PSARA

 F 454

 Hellenic Shipyards, Skaramanga

 12 Dec 1993

 20 Dec 1994

 30 Apr 1998

 SALAMIS

 F 455

 Hellenic Shipyards, Skaramanga

 20 Dec 1994

 15 May 1997

 16 Dec 1998





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