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DANISH ROYAL NAVY (DENMARK)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

AARØSUND coastal minesweepers (1955 - 1956)

Aarøsund 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Aarøsund M571 Hiltebrandt, Kingston, USA 9/1952 19/11/1953 24/1/1955 stricken 3/1982
Alssund M572 Hiltebrandt, Kingston, USA 24/9/1952 1/4/1954 5/4/1955 stricken 11/1989
Egernsund M573 Hiltebrandt, Kingston, USA 10/4/1953 14/4/1954 3/8/1955 stricken 12/1989
Grønsund M574 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 24/1/1955 12/8/1955 21/9/1956 stricken 1999
Guldborgsund M575 Stephens Bros, Stockton, USA 17/8/1955 14/3/1956 19/11/1956 stricken 5/1993
Omøsund M576 Bellingham SY, USA 1/3/1955 30/7/1955 21/6/1956 stricken 3/1982
Ulvsund M577 Harbor BB, Terminal Island, USA 29/7/1954 22/12/1955 20/9/1956 stricken 12/1989
Vilsund M578 Harbor BB, Terminal Island, USA 12/8/1954 10/3/1956 15/11/1956 stricken 12/1995

 

Displacement light, t

360

Displacement full, t

400

Length, m

42.1 wl 44.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.10

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Packard diesels

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

2500(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, acoustic, magnetic and wire minesweeping gear

Sensors

NWS-3 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

39

Ship project history: NATO coastal minesweepers of MSC60 type.

Modernizations: 1980s, all: - NWS-3 radar; + Terma Pilot radar

Naval service: No significant events.

Ulvsund 1980

Ivan Gogin, 2016