HDMS Knud Rasmussen (P570)

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Royal Danish Naval Vessel Knud Rasmussen participates in Operation Nanook 2010.
Knud Rasmussen participates in Operation Nanook 2010.
Name: Knud Rasmussen
Namesake: Knud Rasmussen
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Knud Rasmussen-class patrol vessel
Displacement: 1,720 long tons (1,748 t)
Length: 61 m (200 ft 2 in)
Beam: 14.6 m (47 ft 11 in)
Draft: 4.9 m (16 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 × MAN B&W Diesel ALPHA 8L27/28 generating 2720 kW each
Speed: Less than 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph)
Range: 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Complement: 18 + aircrew and transients (Accommodation for up to 43 in total)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • 1 × Terma Scanter 4100 surface and air search radar
  • 3 × Furuno navigation radars
  • SAAB CEROS 200 radar and optronic tracking system and CWI illumination radar
Aviation facilities: Aft helicopter deck, no hangar

HDMS Knud Rasmussen is a Royal Danish Navy patrol vessel.[1][2][3][4] Knud Rasmussen and her sister ships normally operate in the waters around Greenland.

Knud Rasmussen participated in Operation Nanook 2010, in August 2010, and 2014, in Baffin Bay and the Davis Strait, with Canadian and American vessels.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Update: Denmark's Arctic Assets and Canada's Response — Northern Deployment 2009: Danish Navy & CCG in the High Arctic". Canadian American Strategic Review. September 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Knud Rasmussen commissioned: First new Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessel Commissioned". Royal Danish Navy. 2008-02-18. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. 
  3. ^ "Knud Rasmussen Class (2008- )". Royal Danish Navy. 2007-11-19. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. 
  4. ^ "An Overview of Current, On-Going Danish Naval projects 2005-2009 Knud Rasmussen class Ice-Resistant OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessel)". Canadian American Strategic Review. May 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12. Retrieved 2009-08-02. 
  5. ^ "100816-G-4702D-012 Operation Nanook". Ninth District Public Affairs, US Coast Guard. Retrieved 2010-09-22.  mirror
  6. ^ "Arctic Cooperation – Canadian MCDV, HMCS Shawinigan, exercises with the Danish ice-resistant Patrol Vessel, the Knud Rasmussen". Canadian American Strategic Review. October 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-10-17. This was the start of a 'cooperation exercise' (SAMEX) [3] between the Knud Rasmussen and the HMCS Shawinigan. The emergency call was simulated only for the purposes of the exercise. The day's program also featured a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) exercise, crew exchanges, casualty exercises aboard both vessels, and, later, a photography session. 
P570 Knud Rasmussen outside Akureyri Harbour in Iceland - August 2015