History of our Navy (IiI)
Cruiser Elli (I)
Cruiser Elli (II)
History of our Navy (Ii)
Battleships Psara, Spetsai and Hydra
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History of our Navy (IV)
Salamis (Greek: Σαλαμίς or Σαλαμινία) was a dreadnought battleship ordered for the Greek Navy from the AG Vulcan shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 1912. She was ordered in response to Ottoman naval expansion begun in 1911. The ship was to have been 569 ft 11 in (173,7 m) long, and armed with eight 14 in (36 cm) guns and have had a top speed of 23 kn (43 km/h; 26 mph). Salamis was named after the Greek naval victory over a Persian fleet at the battle of Salamis in 480 BC.
Work began on the keel on 23 July 1913, and the hull was launched on 11 November 1914. Construction stopped in December 1914, following the outbreak of World War I in August of that year. The German navy employed the unfinished ship as a floating barracks in Kiel. The armament for this ship was ordered from Bethlehem Steel in the United States and could not be delivered due to the British blockade of Germany. Bethlehem sold the guns to Britain instead and they were used to arm the four Abercrombie-class monitors. The hull of the ship remained intact after the war and became the subject of a protracted legal dispute. She was finally awarded to the builders and the hull was scrapped in 1932.
Guns of Salamis on Abercrombie-class monitors
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History of our Navy (V)
Battleship Vasilissa Olga
The ironclad steam-powered battleship Vasilissa Olga (Greek: 'Θ/Κ Βασίλισσα Όλγα'), named for Queen Olga of Greece, served in the Royal Hellenic Navy from 1869 to 1925. She was the first of two Hellenic Navy ships to bear this name.
The ship was ordered from the then-Austro-Hungarian shipbuilder Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino for approximately £210,000 when the Hellenic Navy had proven itself inadequate during the Cretan uprising of 1866.
Vasilissa Olga served on active duty from 1870 to 1915, but the ship never saw action, as she was converted into cadet training ship in 1894. In 1913, Vasilissa Olga was converted into a hospital ship, stationed at Souda Bay and in 1915, she was removed from active duty and converted into an accommodation hulk for the Hellenic Navy's Souda Bay naval station. She was decommissioned in 1925 and was scrapped.
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Hellenic Army, National Guard MG 3s........
Mil Mi-35P Of Greek Cypriot National Guard
Question>Why those differences among the helicopters in the engines? Are all Mil-35 or not?
The last F-16 Block 52 Adv arrived in Greece! Credit: Defencenet.gr
[QUOTE=Nickchios;4728188]National Guard MG3..........
Photos of MG3 are nice! My favourite MG!!! Thank you! Let`s wait for other Hellenic guns!
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GreeK F16s in action!
GreeK F16s in action!(2)
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