The Crest of HS KRATEOS contains both the ship herself, while underway, and various islands of the Aegean Sea, thus describing her main task which is to safeguard the territorial integrity and the national interests of Greece. Moreover, the flag proudly hoisted on the mast, demonstrates the determination and the devotion to the cause. HS KRATEOS stands ready for action, day and night, with calm and rough seas, wherever and whenever required, in order to accomplish every task undertaken.

Technical Characteristics


56.5/10/3.6 m


575 tons.


8 Officers. 41 WO-PO-Enlisted. 21 Rapid Reaction Force


22 knots.

Vessel propulsion

Main Engines: Two Wartsila Diesel 16V 25 (output 2x5000 HP). Power Generators: Three DEMP/MAN, with effective 3x184 Kwatt. RHIB: Two Barracuda 7m, with 2x150 HP.


Νaval gun OTO MELARA 76/62. Νaval gun BOFFORS OTO BREDA 40L70. Two Νaval gun RHEIMENTAL 20mm Stinger missiles 16 mines MK-55.


HS KRATEOS is the fourth MACHITIS class (HSY-56A) Gunboat, designed and constructed entirely in Greece. HS KRATEOS was built by Hellenic Shipyards SA (Scaramangka Shipyards) and commissioned on the 20th of October 2005. Since her commission and until today, she was deployed to missions mainly on the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea and has participated in numerous exercises scheduled and directed from Hellenic Fleet Command, national operations in the eastern Aegean Sea and national exercises and operations. In addition to operational missions, HS KRATEOS has also participated in ceremonial events (such as Liberation of Chios and Lesvos islands) and other social service missions (such as Preventive Medical Program). Lieutenant Commander Eu. Kyriakidis HN was the first Commanding Officer of HS KRATEOS, supported by Lieutenant Junior Grade K. Choutos HN acting as Executive Officer and Lieutenant Junior Grade N. Michas HN acting as Chief Engineer respectively.Major construction and activation dates of HS KRATEOS:


Signing of Contact 21-12-1999
Laid down 13-12-2002
Launched 29-10-2003
HAT 15-09-2004
SAT 29-10-2004
Commissioned 20-10-2005


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