Ship’s coat of arm is a wooden shield and depicts a dolphin neutralizing a Mk-6 mine in white background. Ship’s name is written in gold letters in its top side.

Technical Characteristics


60.3/10.4/20.2 m.


665 tons (loaded).


40 people serve with an expected number of 46 and afford 50 beds


Maximum speed 15 knots.

Vessel propulsion

2 Main Diesel Engines Type MTU 8V 396 74LK Horsepower 1080HP with maximum speed of 1800RPM. 1 Auxiliary diesel engine type MTU 8V 396 74LK horsepower power 765HP with maximum number of revolutions 2000RPM. 3 MTU 6R 183 TE52 200KW electric engines

Ship Weaponry

1 oerlicon BMARC DS30B 30MM gun


HS EVROPI (formerly HMS BICESTER M-36) was one of the twelve minehunters, HUNT class, which were constructed with GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) by VOSPER THORNYCOFT SHIPYARDS in Portsmouth, UK.This ship class was one of the biggest that ever made with this kind of material (GRP). This MCMV was commissioned in May 1986 and was appointed to the 2nd Minehunters Squadron of the British Royal Navy, based on Portsmouth. She was the third ship to carry the same name which was once a place of hunting in the UK. The second ship that bore this name was a small Escort Destroyer, which operated in the Aegean Sea during the Civil War in Greece.

Under the British Flag, she took part in the Gulf War in 1991, neutralizing seventy-five (75) mines.

On 31st July 2000, HMS BICESTER was delivered to the Hellenic Navy. Commanding Officer, Commander M.C. Allibon, RN, delivered the ship to Lieutenant Commander E. Marinos, HN, and was named HS EVROPI (M-62).

On 25th August 2000 the ship sailed from Portsmouth port to Salamis Base, where she arrived on 8th September 2000, appointed to the 3rd Minesweepers Squadron.


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