HS ATLAS Ι (Α-471)
The coat of arms of the General Support Ship HS ATLAS I shows the Titan Atlas carrying the Celestial dome on his shoulders and a trireme is depicted on the Celestial dome. Atlas was the son of Titan Iapetus and Oceanid Clymene. During the Battle of the Titans (Titanomachy), Atlas opposed the almighty Zeus. He became the leader of the Titanides, the sons of the Titans, as he proved to be the strongest of all. However, when the battle ended with a victory of Zeus, the leader of the gods punished Atlas for the contempt he showed him, and in order to avenge him, he forced him to carry on his shoulders the Celestial dome.
HS ATLAS I was built in 1999 at the YVC Ysselwerf B.V. shipyard in the Netherlands. From 2000 to 2018, under the name M/V STRILL NEPTUM, it was tasked with supporting oil extraction platforms in the North Sea through the transport of supplies, devices and personnel.
It was received by the Hellenic Navy on 02-12-2019 after a donation by Mr. Panagiotis Laskaridis.
Year of construction: 1999
Ship Commissioning in HN: 02-12-2019
Class: DnV Supply/Rescue/Service Vessel
The ship is under the Frigates Command.
The mission of the HS ATLAS I (A 471) is the logistical support of the Units of the Fleet Headquarters, mainly Frigates, Missile Boats, Gunboats and Unorthodox Warfare Vessels, with everything that is required – fuel, lubricants, drinking water, spare parts, and other consumable materials – so that they can operate away from the land bases.