HDMS Freja (P521)

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HDMS Freja (P521) in Gothenburg, Sweden
HDMS Freja in Gothenburg, Sweden . June 2009
Name: Freja
Builder: Faaborg Værft A/S
Launched: 29 August 2006
Commissioned: 30 May 2008
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Diana-class patrol vessel
Type: Large Patrol Craft
Displacement: 246 tons
Length: 43.0 m (141 ft 1 in)
Beam: 8.2 m (26 ft 11 in)
Depth: 2.0 m (6 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2x MTU 396 16V TB94 Diesel Engine @ 2.100 kW v/ 1.976 RPM with 2x Propellers
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 1.000 nautical mile (1.852 km; 1.151 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Complement: 9 (accommodation for up to 15 in total)
Sensors and
processing systems:
2x Furono navigation RADAR
Armament: 2x 12.7 mm Heavy Machine Gun M/01 LvSa M2 Browning
Notes: International Call Sign OVFB

HDMS Freja is a Diana-class large ocean patrol vessel belonging to the Royal Danish Navy.

Freja is the second patrol vessel in Diana-class and is built to patrol in the Danish territorial waters.[1] It is designed by Hauschildt Marine in cooperation with Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization and Faaborg Værft A/S. The ship is named after the Norse fertility goddess Freya.[2] Freja is, like all its sister ships, built in Faaborg yard. The ship was named at a ceremony at Naval Station Korsor by General Jesper Helsø, Defense Chief.[3]

Freja is the fifth ship to bear the name in Danish service:[4]

  • Freya (frigate, 1795-1807)
  • Freya (frigate, 1824-1853)
  • Freya (paddle steamer, 1864-1864)
  • A541 Freja (surveying ship, 1939-1967)
  • P521 Freja (patrol vessel, 2008 - till date)


The main task performed by Freja are:[5]

  • Surveillance
  • Maintaining of sovereignty
  • Search and Rescue
  • Diving sickness management
  • Environmental protection
  • Assistance to the Police
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal