ICGV Týr

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ICGV Týr
Career (Iceland)
Name: ICGV Týr
Builder: Aarhus Flydedok a/s, Denmark
Launched: 10 October 1974
Commissioned: 15 March 1975
General characteristics
Class & type: Ægir-class offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 1,214 long tons (1,233 t)
Length: 233 ft 5 in (71.15 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draught: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: MAN 8L40/54 x 2
2 x 3163 kW (4300 BHP)
Speed: 20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h)
Capacity: 64
Complement: 16-19
Sensors and
processing systems:
Surface Search: Sperry; E/F-band
Navigation: Furuno; I-band
Sonar: Hull-mounted high-frequency active search
Armament: 40 mm Bofors L60
Aircraft carried: 1 x Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma

ICGV Týr is an Ægir-class offshore patrol vessel and the flagship of the Icelandic Coast Guard, built by Aarhus Flydedok a/s, in Denmark.

Týr is the second biggest ship in the Icelandic Coast Guard and participated in the last Cod War. In May 1976 she survived being rammed twice by HMS Falmouth, which led Captain Guðmundur Kjærnested to give the order to man the guns against the much more powerful warship to deter further rammings.

Týr was originally armed with a manually loaded 57 mm M1898 Hotchkiss cannon which was replaced in 1990 with the current Bofors 40 mm cannon. In 1994 a large crane was added on the starboard side of the flight deck and in 1997 the flight deck was extended. In 2001, the ship was sent to Poland for modification and received a second rudder. In 2006 she was sent to Poland again for replacement of her bridge and other renovations.


Týr in the center in 2007.

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