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FREJA fishery protection vessel (1939)


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Freja 1951 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Freja 4/1951- A541 164 Orlogsværftets, København 8.1938 22.12.1938 4.1939 captured by Germanu 29.8.1943 (Südpol), returned 5.1945, stricken 4.1967


Technical data


Displacement standard, t322
Displacement full, t342
Length, m

40.9

Breadth, m

7.71

Draught, m

2.17

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 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



Standard scale images


<i>Freja</i> 1952
Freja 1952


Graphics


<i>Freja</i> 1951 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Freja 1951 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


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, radar

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.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.