A reworked version of my AU frigates, the Salamis Class. Note that despite the name appears duplicating the BB Salamis (now museum ship), but the frigate is named from different Salamis, which was an ancient city in Cyprus. Salamis-in-Cyprus is also connected with the RHN DDGs of Cimon Class, which named from ancient Athenian and Spartan generals and admirals.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_t ... -in-Cyprus
Frigate itself was developed in late 1960s to early 1970's and built in three shipyards, commissioned from 1973 to 1991. Three variants built, of which the last had different armament arrangement on top of hangar to accommodate one AS-332F instead of two AB-204 or AB-212. With dimensions 132,5m x 14,3m x 7,2m (sonar dome) and displacement around 4,000 tons, the Salamis Class where a well balanced design suited perfectly to Hellenic Navy needs. Propulsion is COGOG (CODOG was originally planed, but technical issues with the locally developed diesel engines planned plus the advantages of gas turbines lead to CODOG propulsion). Early hulls had twin Allison 501KF each rated at 5,400 hp for cruise engines and twin Rolls Royce Olympus TM3C rated at 29,600 hp for high speeds. With that power and a hydrodynamic hull designed to slice through the tall and short waves of Aegean Sea, the Salamis frigates were the second fastest frigates of NATO behind the Italian Lupo, with top speed between 34-35 kn. Later hulls switched to Allison 570KF and these retrofitted in earlier hulls as well. Final variant was a large OPV for Hellenic Coast Guard AU, the "680" or Vice Admiral Christophis Miltiades Class (6 built in 1980's) with the long awaited ADC 20V630 diesel and same Olympus Gas turbines. Being lighter by about 200 tons, the "680" is faster by about 1 knot. Cypriot Navy received also 3 hulls, named from ancient Cypriot Kings.
All featured the OTO Melara 127/54C and Mk112 ASROC with the reloader from Knox Class (latter in 16 hulls) and Sea Sparrow in Mk29 GMLS. The last 8 built had the Mk29 front without ASROC. Anti ship missiles were HSSM-2 or HSSM-3 (in 16 hulls) while first 8 hulls fitted with Harpoon. Also in 1990's all were retrofitted with AHEAD capable Oerlikon 35mm.