HNoMS Valkyrien (A535)

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For other ships of the same name, see HNoMS Valkyrien.
Valkyrien in Trondheim in 2009.
Valkyrien in Trondheim in 2009
Career (Norway)
Name: Valkyrien (A535)
Namesake: Valkyrie
Launched: 1981
Acquired: by purchase, 4 February 1994
Status: Active in service as of 2012
General characteristics
Type: Logistics vessel
Displacement: 3,500 long tons (3,556 t)[1]
Length: 68 m (223 ft)[1]
Beam: 14.5 m (48 ft)[1]
Draught: 5 m (16 ft)[1]
Ice class: C
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)[1]
Complement: 26+[1]

HNoMS Valkyrien has the pennant number A535 and is the present support vessel for the Royal Norwegian Navy Coastal Combat Flotilla. Valkyrien was built as a civilian supply vessel in 1981. She was bought by the RNoN in 1994. Command was assumed on 4 February 1994. The ship has a strengthened hull and meets the requirements of ice breaking class ICE C. The vessel has a displacement of 3,000 tons and a top speed of 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h). The ship also had towing and anchor handling capacities. As a civilian ship she had a crew of 11. Today she has a crew of about 20-25.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Logistics vessel KNM Valkyrien". Norwegian Armed Forces. 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012.