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DANISH ROYAL NAVY (DENMARK)

COAST GUARD, FISHERY PROTECTION AND HOME GUARD

FREJA fishery protection vessel (1939)

Freja 1952

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Freja 4/1951- A541 Orlogsværftets, København 8/1938 22/12/1938 4/1939 captured by Germanu 29/8/1943 (Südpol), returned 5/1945, stricken 4/1967

Displacement standard, t

322

Displacement full, t

342

Length, m

40.9

Breadth, m

7.71

Draught, m

2.17

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

255

Max speed, kts

10.5

Fuel, t

oil 15

Endurance, nm(kts) 700

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/52 M.12, 2 x 1 - 20/56 Madsen

Complement

40

Ship project history: Perhaps, fishery protection ships were unique ships of Danish Navy, intended for operations in high seas, though, of course, it is very difficult to consider them as rigorous warships. They represented very variegated company: huge, to Danish measures, Ingolf with more than 1000t displacement, armed with 120mm guns and carrying a seaplane, and small 80t Ternen with 37mm gun.

Modernizations: 1945, armament consisted of: 2 x 1 - 20/60 Madsen

1954: - 2 x 1 - 20/60; + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Naval service: Freja were captured by Germans in August, 1943 at Copenhagen and became a part of Kriegsmarine 1/11/1943 as Südpol, but a year later received old name. She was retroceded in May, 1945 and commissioned again.

Freja 1951

Ivan Gogin, 2010-16