HS OKEANOS (S-118)
The coat of arms of HS OKEANOS (S-118) depicts the Titan Oceanus who was the older child of Gaia (Earth) and the Sky. He was also named to be the most powerful of all the Titans. According to Ancient Greek Mythology Oceanus was married with his sister Tithi; their descendants were all the deities of the earth’s fresh water rivers, wells, springs and rain clouds. Historically, Ocean (Oceanus) was firstly recorded in the sense of an extended sea area by Herodotus, since then the term is used globally with this meaning.
HS OKEANOS is the only submarine type POSEIDON who was modernized. She was constructed in the shipyards’ Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel, West Germany. She was launched at 1978 , on the 6th of October and delivered in November 1979. After 25 years, it was decided to undergo modernization of her systems in order to acquire technology similarly available to submarines type 214. Therefore, she joined the NEPTUNE II , modernization program, which took place at the premises of Greek shipyards. HS OKEANOS is equipped with one of the most integrated combat systems which can be used both for Navigation purposes and firing/guidance of the weapons. She can use a large number of weapons and is an extremely useful first-line ship against enemy surface vessels and submarines. Her main advantage is the Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) technology that allows her to operate without charging batteries.