18 March 2024






1 min

One of the Norwegian built ships that was built as a civilian and now in naval use is the Hellenic Navy Atlas Class Logistics Support Ship HS HERACLES A 472. 

She was built in Norway by Soviknes Verft AS (now VARD Soviknes) as the offshore supply ship HIGHLAND NAVIGATOR for Gulf Offshore at Aberdeen, Scotland homeported at Port Vila, Vanuatu (VUT) and then reflagged to MLT flag homeported at Valletta.

Back to May, 2019 she was spotted entering Valletta, Malta and berthed at Pinto 3 Wharf, part of Valletta Cruise Port.

During April 2020 she was one of 4 former commercial vessels and all donated to the Hellenic Navy by the Greek shipowner and president of Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation Panos Laskaridis and was commissioned on 6th July, 2020.


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