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DANISH ROYAL NAVY (DENMARK)

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HOLGER DANSKE frigates (1944/1945)

Niels Ebbesen 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Holger Danske (ex-Monnow) F338 Hill, Bristol, UK 9/1943 4/12/1943 8/1944 // 20/10/1945 stricken 8/1959
Niels Ebbesen (ex-Annan) F339 Hall Russell, Aberdeen, UK 6/1943 29/12/1943 6/1944 // 22/11/1945 stricken 5/1963

 

Displacement standard, t

1460

Displacement full, t

2180

Length, m

86.3 pp 91.8 oa

Breadth, m

11.2

Draught, m

3.61 - 3.89 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

5500

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

oil 646

Armament

2 x 1 - 102/40 CP MK XXIII, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk V, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog ASWRL, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (126)

Sensors

type 271 or 272, 291 radars, sonars

Complement

140

Ship project history: Former British (both also served under Canadian flag) 'River' class frigates. Served as TS.

Modernizations: 1946, both: + 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

1948-1949, both: - 2 x 1 - 102/40; + 2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30

1951, both: - 2 x 2 - 20/70; + 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3

1952, both: - 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2016