Denmark Navy

Although the Danish Navy is focused on plugging the exit from the Baltic Sea into the Atlantic through the Skagerrak. The overseas responsibilities that Denmark has for Greenland and the Faroes islands which demand an ocean going navy.

The most important ships in the Danish Navy are the Niels Juel class Corvettes, actually small Frigates.

PennantShipStatusLocation
F 354Niels Juel ActiveAtlantic
F 355Olfert Fischer ActiveAtlantic
F 356Peter Tordenskiold ActiveAtlantic
Niels Juel Class

Offshore Patrol Vessels: Essentially Frigates capable of long range, long duration patrols. The singleton ship Beskytteren was followed by the very modern and capable Thetis class.

HMDS Beskytteren

PennantShipStatusLocationTask
F 340Beskytteren ActiveAtlantic
F 357Thetis ActiveAtlantic
F 358Triton ActiveAtlantic
F 359Vædderen ActiveAtlantic
F 360HvidbjørnenActiveAtlantic
Thetis Class

Light Forces

In the confined waters of the Baltic approaches, the cut and thrust of light forces is critical. Using islands and narrow seas to shadow radar signatures, hide ambushing craft and allowing for quick escape lends itself to small, fast and powerful craft.

The Flyvefisken class was a modern, configurable class which was a new and novel concept for most navies. Built to either be either a Mine Countermeasures ship or a Combat craft, Northern Fury has both Series 1 and 2 completed by January 1994.

PennantShipSeriesConfigurationTask
P550Flyvefisken
(Flying fish)
Series 1MCM
P551Hajen
(Shark)
Series 1MCM
P552Havkatten
(Catfish)
Series 1MCM
P553Laxen
(Salmon)
Series 1MCM
P554Makrelen
(Mackerel)
Series 1MCM
P555Støren
(Sturgeon)
Series 1MCM
P556Svæ rdfisken
(Swordfish)
Series 1MCM
P557Glenten
(Kite)
Series 2Combat
P558Gribben
(Vulture)
Series 2Surveillance
P559Lommen
(Loon)
Series 2Surveillance
P560Ravnen
(Raven)
Series 2Combat
P561Skaden
(European magpie)
Series 2Combat
P562Viben
(Northern lapwing)
Series 2Combat
Flyvefisken class

Willemoes Class: A very potent class of missile craft, each equipped with 8x Harpoon missiles and 2 Torpedo tubes. A lot of firepower for a 24 man crew and able to travel at 38 Knts:

PennantShipStatusLocationTask
P540Bille ActiveBaltic
P541Bredal ActiveBaltic
P542Hammer ActiveBaltic
P543Huitfeldt ActiveBaltic
P544Krieger ActiveBaltic
P545Norby ActiveBaltic
P546Rodsteen ActiveBaltic
P547Sehested ActiveBaltic
P548Suenson ActiveBaltic
P549Willemoes ActiveBaltic
Willemoes Class