Naval Facilities of Leros
The Coat of Arms of the Service depicts in the upper part the symbols of the Shipbuilding Services which are the propeller (symbol of the Engineers), the triangle with a compass (symbol of the Technical Specialties) and the anchor. At the bottom of the Thyreos is depicted the island of Leros and a compass.
The Naval Facilities of the island of Leros were built during the Italian occupation, namely from 1926 to 1939. The area of Ag. Georgiou was chosen for the creation of a Naval Base that would include facilities for the maintenance and repair of surface ships and submarines, warehouses for spare parts, food, gunpowder stores, fuel tanks and ship crew quarters.
After the liberation of the Dodecanese all the old Italian Naval installations of the island were handed over to the Greek State (Ministry of Finance) as part of the war reparations and in January 1953 they were handed over to P.N. Then a Naval Station was created which, under the supervision of the Coast Guard, was maintained until 1957, when it was abolished and two separate services were created, the Maritime Supervision of Leros (NEL) as an operational body and the Marine Technical Facilities Service of Leros (YNTEL) at the facilities of Ag. Georgiou, as a logistics organization subordinated through NDA and NS to GEN and DDMN respectively with Commanding Officers of the Coast Guard.
From 1983 until today, YNTEL is the most advanced technical and repair organization of the PN. In times of war, YΝTEL transfers to Leros Advanced Naval Base (PNV.L.). YΝTEL’s mission is to provide ships with port facilities, technical support and supply of materials, with the aim of contributing to the support of the Administrative Care (AD) of the Navy Units.
The following individual projects result from the above mission:
YΝTEL is a subordinate Service of the DDMN with a relationship of Administrative Management and Operational Control exercised by the A/GEN.
The general administrative structure of YΝTEL has the following structure:
- Deputy governor
- Administration and Personnel Department
- Financial Care and Supply Department
- Support Department
- Department of Inventories and Real Estate
- Staff Secretariat