HS HERCULES (Α-472)
The coat of arms of the General Support Ship HS IRAKLIS shows at the upper part Heracles (Hercules), the greatest hero of the Greek mythology, who wears the Nemean lion’s coat and head after killing it. An apparel which denotes the supernatural power that Hercules had. The lower part of the coat of arms shows a Greek trireme. The Greek trireme was an ancient warship that was used by the ancient Greek civilization during maritime battles
HS IRAKLIS was built in 2002 at the SOVIKNES VERFT AS, at Sovik shipyard in Norway. From 2002 to 2018, under the name M/V HIGHLAND NAVIGATOR/VICTOR, 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 28-04-2020 after a donation by Mr. Panagiotis Laskaridis.
Year of construction: 2002
Ship Commissioning in HN: 06-07-2020
Class: Offshore Supply Vessel, AMS, ACCU, DPS-2
The ship is under the Frigates Command.
The mission of the HS IRAKLIS (A 472) 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.