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ABSALON flexible support ships (2005)


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Absalon 2010 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Absalon L16 191 Odense Værft, Lindø 28.11.2003 25.2.2004 10.1.2005 in service (2019)
Esbern Snare L17 192 Odense Værft, Lindø 24.3.2004 24.6.2004 18.4.2005 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t4600
Displacement full, t

6300

Length, m

137.6

Breadth, m

19.5

Draught, m

6.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MTU 20V800 M70 diesels

Power, h. p.

22300

Max speed, kts

23

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

11000(14)

Armament

4 x 4 Harpoon Block II SSM (16 RGM-84C), 3 x 12 ESSM SAM (VLS, 36 RIM-162A), 2 x 2 Sea Stinger SAM (16 FIM-92), 1 x 1 - 127/62 Mk 45 mod.4, 2 x 1 - 35/90 Millenium, 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 2 - 324 TT (MU-90), 2 helicopters (EH-101), 300 mines instead of landing capacity

Military load2x SRC90E launches, 46 vehicles or 12 tanks or 1700 t cargo or 32 containers, 130 troops
Electronic equipmentSMART-S Mk 2, 3x CEROS 200 Mk 3, Scanter 2001, 2x Furuno FR-2135 radars, Safire III e/o system, ASO-94-01 (DSQS-24C) sonar, ES-3701 ECM suite, 2x Sea Gnat DL-12T, 2x Sea Gnat DL-6T decoy RL, 9LV Mk 3 C-Flex, CCIS, MCCIS CCS
Complement

125 + 75 command staff



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<i>Absalon </i>2010
Absalon 2010


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<i>Absalon </i>2010 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Absalon 2010 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Project history

SF 3000 project of flexible support ship. Ordered 16.10.2001 and delivered in July and November 2004 respectively for replacement of Falster class minelayers. Each ship has 5 StanFlex equipment containers (3.5x3.0x2.5m). 850m² helicopter deck is equipped with McTaggart-Scott arresting system. Vehicles can be landed from vehicle hangar (84.0xx10.0x4.5m, 915m²) via stern ramp, there are also side ports. There are 70 beds for marines but 60 additional beds can be installed in containers. Hangar can be refitted to hospital consisted of 25 specialized containerized modules. Ships received all their armament and electronics only in 2007 (Absalon) and 2008 (Esbern Snare).

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

No significant events.

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