Knud Rasmussen-class patrol vessel

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HDMS Knud Rasmussen (P570)
HDMS Knud Rasmussen (P570)
Class overview
Builders: Karstensens Skibsværft
Operators:  Royal Danish Navy
Preceded by: Agdlek class cutter
In commission: 2008–
Planned: 3
Completed: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: Ocean patrol crafts.
Displacement: 1720 tons ( 2050 t full load )
Length: 71.80 m (235 ft 7 in)
Beam: 14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)
Draft: 4.9 m (16 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 x MAN B&W Diesel ALPHA 8L27/38 generating 2.720 kW each through
Speed: 17 kn (31 km/h)
Range: 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
1 x SB90E for Search and rescue, 1x 7m (60 HP) RHIB, 1 x 4.8m (45 HP) RHIB
Complement: 18 + aircrew and transients (Accommodation for up to 43 in total)
Sensors and
processing systems:
1x Terma Scanter 4100 surface and air search radar
3x Furuno navigation radars
SAAB CEROS 200 radar and optronic tracking system and CWI illumination radar
Armament: 1 x 76 mm Gun Mk M/85 LvSa
2 x 12,7 mm Heavy Machine Gun M/01 LvSa
RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile surface-to-air missiles
MU90 Impact ASW-torpedo
Aviation facilities: Aft helicopter deck, no hangar

The Knud Rasmussen-class is a class of offshore patrol vessel operating in the Royal Danish Navy from 2008.[1][2][3][4] Built to replace the Agdlek-class patrol cutters on a one-by-one basis, the Knud Rasmussen vessels are significantly larger, enabling patrols further offshore.

The ships' normal tasks include fisheries inspections, environment protection, search and rescue, sovereignty enforcement, icebreaker assignments, towage and salvage operations and general assistance to the Danish and Greenland governments (including police tasks). The class has a helicopter deck aft behind the superstructure but lacks an aircraft hangar. However, it can perform Rotors running refueling and can thus increase the endurance and the range of the helicopter. December 2013 a third ship of the class was appropriated by the Danish Parliament. Service entry of the third ship will be 2016. Cost estimated at 513 mill Dkr.

Armament[edit]

The standard armament consists of two 12.7 millimetres (0.50 in) heavy machine guns. This is supplemented by the two Stanflex modulary mission payload slots (one on the foredeck, the other aft of the superstructure), which can be fitted with a multi-purpose gun, surface-to-air missiles, or ASW torpedoes, along with other non-weapon payloads. Another two container positions are "prepared for" but not installed; one stb. and one port on the heli deck.

List of ships[edit]

Pennant
number
Name Int'l c/s Shipyard Laid down Launched In service Christened by Decommissioned
P570 Knud Rasmussen Karstensens Skibsværft 2005-11-21 2006-10-19 2008-02-18 -
P571 Ejnar Mikkelsen Karstensens Skibsværft 2007-06-01 2009-01-16 -

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] (Official presentation (Danish))