HS IKARIA (L 175)
Its representation consists of an anchor, the island of Ikaria, neighboring islands of Fourni and a nautical compass.
The combatant requirements of chariot ships extending in every sector of Armed Forces (AM) and public sector of Greece, for personal and material transports. Ship’s missions occurs in greek territory, as possible as abroad.
Main mission of chariot ships is conduct Amphibious Operations. That means safe transport/boarding/disembarking personnel, tanks, vehicles in mood of peace-crisis-war, with the aim of fulfilling the mission or the works assigned to the Fleet Headquarters.
Chariot ships have two folded catapults, one at bow and one at stern, which ones give the ability transshipment from or to another chariot ship, as the remission amphibious vehicles and inflatable boats from big distances.
These ships also have ballast tanks in order that achieved as good as possible ship behavior in every type of wave, stability, vertical slope, fuel economy and appropriate sinkings accordingly acquisition land.
One more characteristic of these ships is their mine-line system, so they can be used as Lay-mine ship. They also have helipad, so they can accommodate a helicopter, landing/refueling/transport.