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A navy guard of honor…

A navy guard of honor attends yesterday’s ceremony at the Skaramangas Shipyards for the launch of a new gunboat to be delivered to the Greek navy. The 56-meter Krataios, christened by Prime Minister Costas Simitis’s wife, Daphne, is one of four gunboats built at Skaramangas Hellenic Shipyards for the navy at a cost of 176 million euros. An order has been placed for a fifth gunboat, Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou said.