Greek Submarine Glavkos Decommissioned

The last day of Glavkos in service. Official Greek Navy Photo.

As reported earlier, the Greek submarine S-110 HS Glavkos was slated for decommissioning. The flag lowering ceremony has held on 9 June 2010 in Salamis Naval Base.

This submarine was the first  Type 209 submarine ever constructed. Totally 57 Type 209 submarines were constructed for 11 different nations, making the Type 209 one of most successful diesel-electric submarine design since World War 2.

HS Glavkos received a mid-life modernization between 1989 and 1997 and was able to fire UGM-84D Sub Harpoon.

This decommissioning was expected as in March it was announced that Greece was to decommission a submarine and  3 Votsis (La Combattante II) class fast attack craft in order to save on equipment and personnel costs.

Click here for the official press release and associated photos.


2 Responses to Greek Submarine Glavkos Decommissioned

  1. strategy says:

    Dear Devrim,
    the code number of HS Glavkos is “S110”,
    Best regards,

  2. Thanks, corrected my typo.

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