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Saturday, 6 December 2014

PHOTO GALLERY #3: Papanikolis, submarine of the Hellenic Navy

Papanikolis, Type 214 submarine of Hellenic Navy
Yesterday, Friday, December 5, I had the opportunity to visit again the fast attack craft Daniolos P-68 of the Roussen class, the most modern surface combatants in service with Hellenic Navy, and the submarine Papanikolis. S120 Papanikolis, the first vessel of the Papanikolis class (Type 214 designation for the Hellenic Navy; Papaniolis is also the first Type 124 in the world), the most advanced boat currently in service with Hellenic Navy and one of the most advanced submarines in this category (diesel-electric/conventional submarine). The boats were opened to the public at Piraeus harbor due to the celebration of Saint Nicholas, the patron of sailors and of the Hellenic Navy. In October, I had visited Daniolos (see Photo Gallery #1) so this time I spent mainly my visit on Papanikolis. The submarine honors Dimitrios Papanikolis (1790–1855), a naval hero of the Greek Revolution, famous for being the first to successfully employ a fireship to destroy an Ottoman ship of the line. Enjoy about 30 photos!


S120 Papanikolis
S120 Papanikolis
Sail and hoistable devices


Bow (diving) plane


Sonar dome and hatches for the two of
the eight torpedo tubes are visible

I had to leave my stuff before entering


Sail and hoistable devices









Hoistable devices




The sail that houses periscopes, communication antennas, radar, electronic support measures
(ESM) mast and snorkel mast

Hoistable devices
Carl Zeiss SERO 14
search periscope/
optronic mast
ESM third from the left




Snorkel mast to the far right


Second from right is a radio/com. antenna


S120 Papanikolis's sail

Passive ranging sonar
S120 Papanikolis
S120 Papanikolis
S120 Papanikolis
S120 Papanikolis

Another view of the sail and one of the passive ranging sonars


Sail
Upper rudder


Upper rudder

Sail and devices
Sail/conning tower
Sail

S120 Papanikolis, the pride of the modern Hellenic Navy

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