The coat-of-arms (symbol) of the FPB ‘’Ensign Starakis’’ depicts a seagull above the waves, symbolizing the speed of the ship and its agility. It signifies the deep connection with the sea and the seamanship of its crew and Officers. The two weapons depicted (the missile and the torpedo held by the seagull) symbolize the combined firepower of the ship, as it can fire both HARPOON guided missile and SST-4 torpedoes.
Ensign Vasilios Starakis was born on 1907 in Piraeus, Attica. He enlisted as sub petty officer at Hellenic Navy on December 05th, 1926. He graduated and commissioned as submarine petty officer on December 04th, 1928. His last promotion was on August 12th, 1942. On the November 16th, 1942, while being on board of submarine «TRITON» as First Engineer, he was considered as missing casualty after the submarine was destroyed by enemy forces in action.