The ship’s crest pictures a seagull, flying over the sea carrying a missile which indicates the speed and firing power that this type of vessel distinguishes for.
Four (4) Diesel engines MTU 16V 595 TE90, (4280 KW ~ 1800 RPM).
SS Missile: Eight (8) EXOCET MM40 Block 2 Mod 1. SA Missile: Stinger portable system (storage capability). Main Middle Range Gun 76/62 OTO MELARA SUPER RAPID FIRE (120 rounds / minute). Two (2) Short Range Guns OTO BREDA 30mm SAFS. Close In Weapon System Missiles : RAMWS MK 31 mod 1. Chaff System: Two (2) launchers SRBOC MK 36 mod 2 of ALEX/SRBOC system.
It was named after the Lieutenant Nikolaos Roussen, CO of HS PAPANIKOLIS, who distinguished himself during the WWII and was killed on the 22th of April 1944 in Alexandria, Egypt.
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