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The Hellenic Navy
Navy
(HN; Greek: Πολεμικό Ναυτικό, Polemikó Naftikó, abbreviated ΠΝ) is the naval force of Greece, part of the Hellenic Armed Forces. The modern Greek navy has its roots in the naval forces of various Aegean Islands, which fought in the Greek War of Independence. During the periods of monarchy (1833–1924 and 1936–1973) it was known as the Royal Navy
Navy
(Βασιλικόν Ναυτικόν, Vasilikón Naftikón, abbreviated ΒΝ). The total displacement of all the navy's vessels is approximately 150,000 tons. The motto of the Hellenic Navy
Navy
is "Μέγα το της Θαλάσσης Κράτος" from Thucydides' account of Pericles' oration on the eve of the Peloponnesian War.[2][3] This has been translated as "The rule of the sea is a great matter".[1] The Hellenic Navy's emblem consists of an anchor in front of a crossed Christian cross and trident, with the cross symbolizing Greek Orthodoxy, and the trident symbolizing Poseidon, the god of the sea in Greek mythology. Pericles' words are written across the top of the emblem.

"The navy, as it represents a necessary weapon for Greece, should only be created for war and aim to victory." — Greek Government (1866)

Contents

1 History

1.1 The Navy
Navy
during the Revolution 1.2 The Royal Hellenic Navy
Navy
of King Otto 1.3 Growth of the Navy
Navy
under King George 1.4 Balkan Wars
Balkan Wars
1912–1913 1.5 World War I
World War I
and after: 1914–1940 1.6 World War II 1.7 Post-war era 1.8 1980 to present

2 Chain of Command

2.1 Main Commands 2.2 Combat Arms 2.3 Combat Support Arms 2.4 Combat Service Support

3 Equipment

3.1 Ships and submarines

4 Ranks and insignia

4.1 Officers 4.2 NCOs and enlisted

5 Hellenic Navy
Navy
Flags 6 Photo gallery 7 See also 8 References 9 Further reading

History[edit] Main article: History of the Hellenic Navy The history of the Hellenic Navy
Navy
begins with the birth of modern Greece, and due to the maritime nature of the country, it has always featured prominently in modern Greece's military history. The Navy
Navy
during the Revolution[edit]

The destruction of the Ottoman flagship at Chios
Chios
by Constantine Kanaris. Painting by Nikiphoros Lytras.

At the beginning of the Greek War of Independence, the naval forces of the Greeks
Greeks
consisted primarily of the merchant fleet of the Saronic islanders from Hydra, Spetsai
Spetsai
and Poros
Poros
and also the islanders of Psara
Psara
and Samos. The fleet was of crucial importance to the success of the revolt. Its goal was to prevent as much as possible the Ottoman Navy
Navy
from resupplying the isolated Ottoman garrisons and land reinforcements from the Ottoman Empire's Asian provinces. Although Greek crews were experienced seamen, the light Greek ships, mostly armed merchantmen, were unable to stand up to the large Turkish ships of the line in direct combat. So the Greeks
Greeks
conducted the equivalent of modern-day naval special operations, resorting to the use of fireships (Greek: πυρπολικά or μπουρλότα), with great success. It was in the use of such ships that courageous seamen like Constantine Kanaris
Constantine Kanaris
won international renown. Under the leadership of capable admirals, most prominently Andreas Miaoulis
Andreas Miaoulis
of Hydra, the Greek fleet achieved early victories, guaranteeing the survival of the revolt in the mainland.

The "sortie of the Greek brig Aris" during the Greek War of Independence, by Konstantinos Volanakis.

However, as Greece
Greece
became embroiled in a civil war, the Sultan called upon his strongest subject, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, for aid. Plagued by internal strife and financial difficulties in keeping the fleet in constant readiness, the Greeks
Greeks
failed to prevent the capture and destruction of Kasos
Kasos
and Psara
Psara
in 1824, or the landing of the Egyptian army at Modon. Despite victories at Samos
Samos
and Gerontas, the Revolution was threatened with collapse until the intervention of the Great Powers in the Battle of Navarino
Battle of Navarino
in 1827. There the Egypto-Ottoman fleet was decisively defeated by the combined fleets of the Britain, France
France
and the Russian Empire, effectively securing the independence of Greece. When Ioannis Capodistrias
Ioannis Capodistrias
became governor of newly liberated Greece
Greece
in 1828, the Greek fleet consisted of few remaining ships, which had participated in the war for independence. The first minister of "Naval affairs" was Constantine Kanaris, and the most powerful ship of the fleet at that time, the frigate Hellas, had been constructed in the United States
United States
in 1825. The Hellenic Navy
Navy
established its headquarters at the island of Poros
Poros
and the building of a new series of ships began at the naval base[citation needed] while old ships were gradually being retired. Furthermore, continuous efforts towards the education of officers were initiated. Young people were initially trained at the military school of Scholi Evelpidon
Scholi Evelpidon
and afterwards they were transferred to the navy, as there was no such thing as a Naval Academy.[4] In 1831, Greece
Greece
descended into anarchy with numerous areas, including Mani and Hydra, in revolt. It was during this revolt that the flagship Hellas, docked at Poros, was set on fire by Admiral
Admiral
Andreas Miaoulis.[5] Capodistrias was assassinated a few months after. The Royal Hellenic Navy
Navy
of King Otto[edit] When the new King Otto arrived in the Greek capital, Nafplion, in 1832 aboard the British warship HMS Madagascar, the Greek fleet consisted of 1 corvette, 3 brigs, 6 gollettes, 2 gunboats, 2 steamboats and a few more small vessels. The first Naval School was founded in 1846 on the Corvette Loudovikos and Leonidas Palaskas was assigned as its director. However the inefficient training of the officers, coupled with conflict between those who pursued modernization and those who were stalwarts of the traditions of the veterans of the struggle for independence, resulted in a restricted and inefficient navy, which was limited to policing the sea and the pursuit of pirates. During the 1850s, the more progressive elements of the navy won out and the fleet was augmented with more ships. In 1855, the first iron propeller-driven ships were ordered from England. These were the steamships Panopi, Pliksavra, Afroessa, and Sfendoni.[4] Growth of the Navy
Navy
under King George[edit]

Navy
Navy
uniforms in the 1890s.

Battleship Psara.

On October 29, 1863, following an enthronement ceremony in his native Copenhagen and a tour of several of the European capitals, Prince Wilhelm of Denmark
Denmark
arrived aboard the Greek flagship Hellas, to take up the throne as King George I of Greece. During the 1866 Cretan revolt, the ships of the Royal Hellenic Navy
Navy
were in no condition to support it. Such failure led to the government awakening to the problem of naval insufficiency and the adoption of a policy stating that: "The navy, as it represents a necessary weapon for Greece, should only be created for war and aim to victory." Because of this, the fleet was supplied with new and bigger ships, reflecting a number of innovations including the use of iron in shipbuilding industry and the invention of the torpedo; with these advances, the effectiveness and the appearance of the Hellenic Navy
Navy
changed. Meanwhile, after 1878, because of the Russo-Turkish War and the need to expand the Greek navy, a new and larger naval base was established in the area of Faneromeni of Salamis and a few years later it was transferred to the area of Arapis where it remains today. At the same time the Naval Academy was founded and Ilias Kanellopoulos was made Director. A committee from France
France
headed by Admiral
Admiral
Lejeune introduced a new, advanced naval organization and the methodological training of enlisted personnel through the establishment of a training school in the old building of the naval base in Poros. During the government of Charilaos Trikoupis
Charilaos Trikoupis
in 1889, the fleet was further increased with the acquisition of new battleships:Hydra, Spetsai, and Psara
Psara
from France. Thus, when Greece
Greece
went to war in the Greco-Turkish War in 1897, the Hellenic Navy
Navy
established its dominance in the Aegean Sea. However, it was unable to change the outcome of the war on land, which was a national humiliation. In 1907, the Hellenic Navy
Navy
General Staff (Γενικό Επιτελείο Ναυτικού) was founded, with then-Captain Pavlos Kountouriotis
Pavlos Kountouriotis
as its first head. After the war, in 1897, the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
embarked on a program of naval expansion for its fleet and as a response to that, in 1909, the cruiser Georgios Averof was bought from Italy. In 1910, an English naval mission arrived, headed by Admiral
Admiral
Tuffnel, in order to recommend improvements in the organization and training of the navy. The mission led to the adoption of the English style of management, organization and training, especially in the area of strategy. Balkan Wars
Balkan Wars
1912–1913[edit]

Admiral
Admiral
Pavlos Kountouriotis
Pavlos Kountouriotis
and the crew of Averof, 1912

The Navy, shortly before the Balkan Wars, was composed of a destroyer and battleship fleet. Its mission was primarily offensive, aiming at capturing the Ottoman-held islands of the Eastern Aegean, and establish naval supremacy in the area. To that end, its commander-in-chief, Rear Admiral
Admiral
Pavlos Kountouriotis, established a forward base at the Moudros
Moudros
bay at Lemnos, directly opposite the Dardanelles
Dardanelles
straits. After defeating the two Turkish sallies from the Straits at Elli (December 1912) and Lemnos
Lemnos
(January 1913), the Aegean Sea was secured for Greece. The Balkan Wars
Balkan Wars
were followed by a rapid escalation between Greece
Greece
and the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
over the as yet unclear status of the islands of the Eastern Aegean. Both governments embarked on a naval armaments race, with Greece
Greece
purchasing the obsolete battleships Lemnos
Lemnos
and Kilkis and the light cruiser Elli as well as ordering two dreadnoughts, the Vasilefs Konstantinos and the Salamis and a number of destroyers. However, with the outbreak of the First World War, construction of the dreadnoughts stopped. World War I
World War I
and after: 1914–1940[edit] See also: The Hellenic Navy
Navy
in 1917

Greek battleship Lemnos
Lemnos
and torpedo boat Dafni during the occupation of Constantinople, 1919.

Initially during the war, Greece
Greece
followed a course of neutrality, with the Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos
Eleftherios Venizelos
favoring the Entente and pro-German King Constantine I advocating neutrality. This dispute eventually led to a deep political conflict, known as the "National Schism". In November 1916, in order to apply pressure on the royal government in Athens, the French confiscated the Greek ships. They continued to operate with French crews, primarily in convoy escort and patrol duties in the Aegean, until Greece
Greece
entered the war on the side of the Allies in June 1917, at which point they were returned to Greece. Subsequently, the Greek Navy
Navy
took part in the Allied operations in the Aegean, in the Allied expedition in support of Denikin's White
White
Armies in the Ukraine, and in the operations of the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922
Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922
in Asia Minor. After Greece's catastrophic defeat, the 1920s and early 1930s were a politically turbulent period, with the economy in a bad state,[citation needed] so the Navy
Navy
received no new units, apart from the modernization of four destroyers and the acquisition of six French submarines in 1927 and four Italian destroyers in 1929. World War II[edit] Further information: Military history of Greece
Greece
during World War II In 1938, Greece
Greece
ordered four modern Greyhound class destroyers in British shipyards, making a serious step towards modernization. The outbreak of war in Europe, however, allowed only two to be delivered. Greece
Greece
entered World War II
World War II
with a navy consisting of 2 battleships, 1 armoured cruiser, 14 destroyers, and six submarines.[6] During the Greco-Italian War, the Navy
Navy
took over convoy escort missions in the Ionian Sea
Ionian Sea
and even embarked on three raids against the Italian supply convoys in the Strait of Otranto, although without success. The most important role was given to the submarines, which although obsolete, sank some Italian cargo ships in the Adriatic, losing one submarine in the process. The Greek submarine force (six boats) was however too small to be able to seriously hinder the supply lines between Italy
Italy
and Albania
Albania
(between 28 October 1940 and 30 April 1941, Italian ships made 3,305 voyages across the Otranto straits, carrying 487,089 military personnel, including 22 field divisions, and 584,392 tons of supplies while losing overall only seven merchant ships and one escort ship).[7] When Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
attacked Greece, the RHN suffered heavily at the hands of the Luftwaffe, with 25 ships, including the old battleship, now artillery training ship, Kilkis and the hulk of her sister Lemnos, lost within a few days in April 1941. It was then decided to shift the remaining fleet (one cruiser – the famous Georgios Averof – three destroyers and five submarines) to join up with the British Mediterranean Fleet at Alexandria.

"RHNS Georgios Averof" in camo paint, RN Bombay Station, 1942, while serving under UK Royal Navy
Navy
Command.

As the war progressed, the number of Hellenic Royal Navy
Navy
vessels increased after the concession of several destroyers and submarines by the British Royal Navy. The most notable aspects of the Hellenic Royal Navy's participation in World War II
World War II
include the operations of the destroyer Vassilissa Olga which, until sunk in Leros
Leros
on September 23, 1943, was the most successful Allied destroyer in the Mediterranean Sea; the participation of two destroyers in Operation Overlord; and the story of the destroyer Adrias, which while operating close to the coast of Kalymnos
Kalymnos
in October 1943 hit a mine, resulting in the loss of the vessel's prow, while blowing the two-gun forward turret over the bridge. After some minor repairs at Gümüşlük Bay in Turkey
Turkey
the Adrias managed to return to Alexandria
Alexandria
in a 400-mile (640 km) trip, even though all the forepart of the ship, up to the bridge, was missing. Post-war era[edit]

The destroyer Kanaris (D212), a few weeks before decommission.

After World War II, the Royal Hellenic Navy
Navy
was significantly strengthened by the concession of British and Italian ships. The organisation also changed in line with modern naval doctrines of that era after the entrance into NATO
NATO
in 1952. At the beginning of the 1950s, US military aid formed the core of the country's armed forces. The Royal Hellenic Navy
Navy
received the first Bostwick-class destroyers which took on the name Beasts (Θηρία), while withdrawing the British ones.

Gunboat
Gunboat
HS Aittitos P-268 (Ospray HSY-56A class) at the port of Kos

Frigate Psara
Psara
(F454) sailing down the Firth of Clyde
Firth of Clyde
at the start of Neptune Warrior multinational training exercise.

The next significant change was during the early 1970s, when Greece was the first Mediterranean naval force to order missile-equipped Fast Attack Craft (Combattante II) and the Type 209 submarines, whereas US military aid continued in the form of FRAM II class destroyers. In 1979, the Hellenic Navy
Navy
placed an order in the Netherlands
Netherlands
for two modern Standard class frigates (the Elli class). These were the first acquisitions of new main surface vessels, rather than the use of second-hand ships, in almost four decades. 1980 to present[edit] The arrivals of Hydra class ( MEKO
MEKO
200 HN) and more Standard class frigates along with the orders for more missile corvettes, Poseidon class Type 209 submarine
Type 209 submarine
submarines and naval helicopters allowed the retirement of the obsolete vessels. Greece
Greece
also received four Charles F. Adams class destroyers from the US Navy
Navy
in 1991-1992. All four have since been decommissioned since their electronics and armament were obsolete and they required large crews. The advance continued when Greece
Greece
ordered Type 214 submarines that feature an air-independent propulsion (AIP) system, Sikorsky S-70B-6/10 Aegean Hawk helicopters and Project 1232.2 Zubr class hovercraft from Russia
Russia
and Ukraine. Plans included the modernization of Standard class frigates with new electronics and radar systems, the modernization of Glaukos and Poseidon
Poseidon
class submarines with new sonars, electronics and air-independent propulsion engines (programs Neptune I/II). Chain of Command[edit]

Hellenic Navy

Organization

Navy
Navy
General Staff (Chief) Current fleet Salamis Naval Base Crete
Crete
Naval Base Aegean Sea Naval Command Ionian Sea
Ionian Sea
Naval Command Northern Greece
Greece
Naval Command Navy
Navy
Aviation Command Naval Academy

History

History of the Navy Historic ships Battles Admirals

Standing Deployments

NATO
NATO
SNMG2 NATO
NATO
SNMCMG2 Operation Active Endeavour Operation UNIFIL EU NAVFOR Atalanta

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[8] Main Commands[edit]

Greek Name English Name Location

Γενικόν Επιτελείον Ναυτικού (ΓΕΝ) Hellenic Navy
Navy
General Staff Athens

Αρχηγείον Στόλου (ΑΣ) Fleet Headquarters -

Ναυτική Διοίκηση Αιγαίου (ΝΔΑ) Aegean Sea Naval Command Piraeus

Ναυτική Διοίκηση Ιονίου (ΝΔΙ) Ionian Sea
Ionian Sea
Naval Command Patras

Ναυτική Διοίκηση Βορείου Ελλάδος (ΝΔΒΕ) Northern Greece
Greece
Naval Command Thessaloniki

Διοίκηση Ναυτικής Εκπαίδευσης (ΔΝΕ) Naval Training Command -

Διοίκηση Διοικητικής Μέριμνας (ΔΔΜΝ) Logistics Command -

Διοίκηση Αεροπορίας Ναυτικού (ΔΑΝ) Navy
Navy
Aviation Command -

Ναύσταθμος Κρήτης Crete
Crete
Naval Base Souda Bay

Ναύσταθμος Σαλαμίνας Salamis Naval Base Salamis Island

Υδρογραφική Υπηρεσία Hydrographic Service[9] -

Υπηρεσία Φάρων Lighthouse Service[10] -

Combat Arms[edit]

Διοίκηση Φρεγατών (ΔΦΓ) Frigate Command Διοίκηση Πλοίων Επιτηρήσεως (ΔΠΕ) Surveillance Ships Command, formerly Διοίκηση Κανονιοφόρων (ΔΚΦ) Gunboat
Gunboat
Command Διοίκηση Ταχέων Σκαφών (ΔΤΣ) Fast Attack Craft Command Διοίκηση Υποβρυχίων (ΔΥ) Submarine
Submarine
Command Διοίκηση Αμφιβίων Δυνάμεων (ΔΑΔ) Amphibious Assault Forces Command

Greece
Greece
does not have a marine corps established as a separate branch attached to the naval service. Instead, the Army
Army
includes the 32nd Marine Brigade (32η Ταξιαρχία Πεζοναυτών); the Navy
Navy
provides the landing craft etc.

Διοίκηση Υποβρυχίων Καταστροφών (ΔΥΚ) Underwater Demolition Command Διοίκηση Αεροπορίας Ναυτικού (ΔΑΝ) Navy Aviation Command

1η Μοίρα Ελικοπτέρων Ναυτικού (ΜΕΝ 1) 1st Navy
Navy
Helicopter Squadron (AB-212 ASW), 112th Combat Wing, Elefsis, 38°08′31″N 23°57′03″E / 38.14194°N 23.95083°E / 38.14194; 23.95083 2η Μοίρα Ελικοπτέρων Ναυτικού (ΜΕΝ 2) 2nd Navy
Navy
Helicopter Squadron (S-70B Aegean Hawk), 112th Combat Wing, Elefsis, 38°08′31″N 23°57′03″E / 38.14194°N 23.95083°E / 38.14194; 23.95083 Μοίρα Αεροσκαφών Ναυτικού (ΜΑΝ) Navy Aircraft
Aircraft
Squadron, 112th Combat Wing, Elefsis, currently with no active aircraft. 38°04′13″N 23°33′56″E / 38.07028°N 23.56556°E / 38.07028; 23.56556 Ελικοσταθμός Αμφιάλης = Amfiali Heliport 37°59′30″N 23°34′28″E / 37.99167°N 23.57444°E / 37.99167; 23.57444

Combat Support Arms[edit]

Διοίκηση Ναρκοπολέμου (ΔΝΑΡ) Minesweeper Command

Combat Service Support[edit]

Σχολή Εξάσκησης Ναυτικής Τακτικής (ΣΕΝΤ) Naval Tactical Training School (under Fleet Headquarters)

Equipment[edit] Ships and submarines[edit] Main articles: List of active Hellenic Navy
Navy
ships and List of decommissioned ships of the Hellenic Navy Ranks and insignia[edit] Officers[edit]

NATO
NATO
code OF-10 OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF(D) Student officer

Greece (Edit) No equivalent

No equivalent

Admiral Vice Admiral Rear Admiral Commodore Captain Commander Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Ensign Officer Designate

Ναύαρχος Αντιναύαρχος Υποναύαρχος Αρχιπλοίαρχος Πλοίαρχος Αντιπλοίαρχος Πλωτάρχης Υποπλοίαρχος Ανθυποπλοίαρχος Σημαιοφόρος Σημαιοφόρος Επίκουρος Αξιωματικός

Simaioforos Epikouros Axiomatikos – Naval Cadet Simaioforos – Sub-lieutenant Anthypoploiarchos – Lieutenant (junior grade) Ypoploiarchos – Lieutenant Plotarchis – Lieutenant commander Antiploiarchos – Commander Ploiarchos – Captain Archiploiarchos – Commodore Yponavarchos – Rear admiral Antinavarchos – Vice admiral Navarchos – Admiral

NCOs and enlisted[edit]

NATO
NATO
Code OR-9 OR-8 OR-7 OR-6 OR-5 OR-4 OR-3 OR-2 OR-1

Greece (Edit)

No equivalent

male

female No equivalent

male

female

Warrant Officer Chief Petty Officer Petty Officer
Petty Officer
first class Petty Officer Senior Seaman Seaman

Ανθυπασπιστής[11] Αρχικελευστής Επικελευστής Κελευστής Δίοπος Ναύτης

Naftis – Seaman Diopos – Able seaman Klirotos Kelefstis – Leading seaman
Leading seaman
(Conscripts only) Kelefstis – Petty officer Epikelefstis – Chief petty officer Archikelefstis – Senior chief petty officer Anthipaspistis – Warrant officer

Hellenic Navy
Navy
Flags[edit]

Royal HN Naval Ensign
Ensign
(1833-1858).

Royal HN Naval Ensign
Ensign
(1863-1924 and 1935-1970).

HN Naval Ensign
Ensign
and the universal flag of Greece.

Royal HN Naval Jack, 1935.

HN Naval Jack.

Minister of Defence flag.

HN 4-star Admiral's Flag.

HN Senior Officer's flag.

HN Commissioning Pennant.

Photo gallery[edit]

Admiral
Admiral
and War of Independence hero Constantine Kanaris
Constantine Kanaris
(1793-1877).

Summer service uniform of a Leading Rating (Telegraphist), 1912

Admiral
Admiral
and President of Greece
Greece
Pavlos Kountouriotis
Pavlos Kountouriotis
(1855-1935).

Portrait of Rear Admiral
Admiral
Sofoklis Dousmanis
Sofoklis Dousmanis
(1868-1952).

LST HS Syros, L-144, undergoing trials, 1964.

Frigates HS Spetsai, F-453 and HS Bouboulina, F-463, at Phaleron Bay.

Greek frigate Spetsai
Spetsai
(F-453) in Trieste

Submarine
Submarine
S-120 Papanikolis (214 type)

Jason-class tank landing ship
Jason-class tank landing ship
HS Chios
Chios
at Phaleron Bay

Hydrographic vessel HS Nautilus A-478 in Syros
Syros
harbour

HS Pandora A-419, a passenger ship connecting Piraeus
Piraeus
Harbor and Salamis Naval Base.

HS Psara, F-454, in Operation "Enduring Freedom".

HN S-70B-6 Aegean Hawk

The Hellenic Navy
Navy
band participating in the Army
Army
Day parade in Sofia, Bulgaria.

See also[edit]

History of the Hellenic Navy List of active Hellenic Navy
Navy
ships List of decommissioned ships of the Hellenic Navy Hellenic Naval Cadets Academy Greek Merchant Navy

References[edit]

^ a b Thucydides
Thucydides
(1910). "1.143.5". The Peloponnesian War. London; New York: J. M. Dent; E. P. Dutton.  At the Perseus Project. ^ Thucydides
Thucydides
(1942). "1.143.5". Historiae in two volumes (in Greek). Oxford: Oxford University Press.  At the Perseus Project. ^ Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, 1.143. ^ a b Official website of the Hellenic Navy
Navy
Archived 2007-08-22 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Politics and Statecraft in the Kingdom of Greece, John Anthony Petropulos, Princeton University Press, 1968. ^ Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral
C. Paizis-Paradellis, HN (2002). Hellenic Warships 1829-2001 (3rd Edition). Athens, Greece: The Society for the study of Greek History. p. 205. ISBN 960-8172-14-4.  ^ Pier Filippo Lupinacci, Vittorio Emanuele Tognelli, La difesa del traffico con l'Albania, la Grecia e l'Egeo, Ufficio Storico della Marina Militare, Rome 1965, pp. 47-49. ^ Heyman, Charles (2011). The Armed Forces of the European Union 2012-2013. Pen & Sword Books Ltd. p. 53.  ^ http://www.hnhs.gr/ ^ "Υπηρεσία Φάρων". Hellenicnavy.gr. Archived from the original on 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2009-08-06.  ^ Greece
Greece
has only one level of Warrant Officer. According to the current issue (2010) of STANAG 2116, the Greek Warrant Officers are included in OR-9, however they are afforded the privileges of an officer. See STANAG 2116 note 16.

Further reading[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hellenic Navy.

Official Website of the Hellenic Navy. Note regarding copyright: The Hellenic Navy
Navy
allows free use and distribution of images from their web site with proper attribution, however they have no set copyright policy for derivative work. See also appropriate template from Greek Wikipedia: el:Template:ΠΔΕΠΝ. Zisis Fotakis (2005). Greek Naval Strategy and Policy 1910-1919 (Naval Policy and History). Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-35014-3.  Andrew Toppan (2002). "World Navies Today: Greece". Retrieved 2008-07-04. : Excellent resource with details for ships of the Hellenic Navy. Caution: List not updated since 2002. Royal Hellenic or Greek Navy
Navy
in World War I, including warship losses

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Ship classes of the Hellenic Navy

Frigates

Hydra class Elli class

Gunboats

Asheville class Thetis class Osprey 55 class Osprey HSY-56A class

Submarines

Glafkos class (Neptune I) Poseidon
Poseidon
class (Neptune II) Papanikolis class

Fast attack craft

La Combattante IIa class La Combattante III class La Combattante IIIb class Roussen class

Mine warfare ships

Hunt class mine hunters Osprey class mine hunters MSC-294 class minesweepers

Landing Vessels

Jason class LSTs Zubr class LCACs Barbe class

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Royal Navy

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Navy United States
United States
Coast Guard

Land forces maritime component

Hungarian Ground Forces United States
United States
Army
Army
Transportation Corps

Air forces maritime component

United States
United States
Air Force maritime forces

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Abkhazia

Northern Cyprus

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