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     F-463 Bouboulina     

Photo byNovember 2004. Mediterranian Sea. Photo by E. Pavlov.
Country: Greece.
Class, [Type]: Kortenaer, [FF].
Homeport: Salamis.

Callsign: SZCQ ( Sierra Zula Charlie Quebec )

Builder: Koninklijke Maatschappij De Shelde, Flushing, Netherlands.
Laid down date: 20 January 1981.
Launch date: 8 May 1982.
Commission date: 1 October 1983.
Reсommission date: 14 December 2001.
Decommission date: 18 February 2013.

Displacement ( tons ): 3050 standard, 3650 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 130,5 x 14,5 x 6,2.
Main machinery: COGOG: 2 x RR Tyne RM1C gas turbines ( 9900 hp ), 2 x RR Olympus TM3B gas turbines ( 50880 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 30.
Range ( miles ): 4700 at 16 knots.
Complement: 172 ( 26 officers ).

Guns: 2 x 1 OTO Melara Compact 76mm, 2 x 6 GE/GD Vulcan Phalanx Mk15 CIWS 20mm.
Missiles: SSM: 2 x 4 Harpoon; SAM: 1 x 8 NATO Sea Sparrow ( 24 missiles ).
Torpedoes: 2 x 2 324mm Mk32 tubes ( 16 torpedoes Mk46 ).

Radar: Air: LW-08; Surface: ZW-06; Fire Control: WM-25, STIR.
Sonar: SQS-505.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 2 x Alex.
Helicopter: 2 x AB-212 ASW.
Comment: Ex - Netherlands Navy ship Willem van der Zaan ( F-826 ).

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2003
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Additional photo:

Additional photo Magnify imageAB-212 ASW organic helicopter on board the       HNS Bouboulina.

 

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