HDMS Vædderen (F359)

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HDMS Vædderen (F359) in the Atlantic, March 2008
HDMS Vædderen (F359) in the Atlantic, March 2008
Career (Denmark)
Name: Vædderen
Builder: Svendborg Shipyard Ltd.
Laid down: March 22, 1990
Launched: December 21, 1990
In service: June 9, 1992
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,500 tons
Length: 112.5 m (369 ft)
Beam: 14.5 m (48 ft)
Draft: 6 m (20 ft)
Complement: 61
Armament: 1 × 76mm automatic gun

HDMS (Her Danish Majesty's Ship) Vædderen (F359) is a Thetis-class ocean patrol vessel of the Royal Danish Navy. She is employed to exercise Danish sovereignty in waters around the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Vædderen (Aries) was recently refitted at Karstensens Shipyard A/S in Skagen, Denmark and sailed from Amailiehaven, Copenhagen in August 2006 on the Galathea 3 scientific expedition. Galathea 3 is now complete and Vædderen is back in service as an inspection ship.

In August 2010 the Vædderen and the HDMS Knud Rasmussen participated in the fourth annual Operation Nanook 2010 with Canadian and American vessels in Baffin Bay and the Davis Straits.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Canada Command - OP Nanook". Canadian Forces. August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-22.  mirror
  2. ^ "100816-G-4702D-012 Operation Nanook". Ninth District Public Affairs, US Coast Guard. Retrieved 2010-09-22.  mirror

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