Τετάρτη 07/12/2022

Hellenic Navy: The names of the FDI HN frigates – KIMON, NEARCHOS and FORMION

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The Hellenic Navy has decided the names to be given to the 3 new FDI HN frigates . Frigate KIMON , Frigate NEARCHOS and Frigate FORMION.

The Hellenic Supreme Naval Council decision on the names of the FDI HN frigates

During the Plenary Meeting of the Supreme Naval Council (SNA) on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, it was decided to name the three FDI HN Frigates of the Navy that are being built in Lorient, France, as follows:

FDI HN No1: Frigate KIMON
FDI HN No2: Frigate NEARCHOS
FDI HN No3: Frigate Formion

Κίμων, Νέαρχος και Φορμίων θα ονομάζονται οι ελληνικές φρεγάτες FDI HN. Εικόνα: Naval Group
Κίμων, Νέαρχος και Φορμίων θα ονομάζονται οι ελληνικές φρεγάτες FDI HN. Εικόνα: Naval Group
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It is emphasized that the name [email protected] (Belhara) is for the type of frigate designed by Naval Group for the needs of the French Navy.

The Frigate for Greece has the name: Frigate type FDI HN (FDI Hellenic Navy).

Kimon was an Athenian politician and general of the first half of the 5th century BC.

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Nearchos (or Nearchus) was the commander of Alexander the Great’s fleet during his campaign in Asia.

Phormion (or Formion) was an Athenian admiral who took part in naval conflicts before and after the Peloponnesian War.

The first two frigates will be delivered to the Hellenic Navy in 2025, with the third expected by 2026.

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