HDMS Vædderen (F359)

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HDMS Vædderen (F359) in the Atlantic, March 2008
HDMS Vædderen (F359) in the Atlantic, March 2008
Career (Denmark)
Name: Vædderen
Builder: Svendborg Shipyard Ltd.
Laid down: March 22, 1990
Launched: December 21, 1990
In service: June 9, 1992
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,500 tons
Length: 112.5 m (369 ft)
Beam: 14.5 m (48 ft)
Draft: 6 m (20 ft)
Complement: 61
Armament: 1 x 76-mm 62-cal. OTO Melara Super Rapid DP

7 x 12.7 mm heavy machine guns 4 x 7.62 mm light machine guns

1 x depth charge rack and MU90 Advanced Lightweight Torpedo for anti-submarine warfare
Aircraft carried: 1 × Westland Lynx Mk90B. From approx. 2016: MH-60R

HDMS (Her Danish Majesty's Ship) Vædderen (F359) is a Thetis-class ocean patrol vessel of the Royal Danish Navy. She is employed to exercise Danish sovereignty in waters around the Faroe Islands and Greenland.

Vædderen (Aries) was recently refitted at Karstensens Shipyard A/S in Skagen, Denmark and sailed from Amailiehaven, Copenhagen in August 2006 on the Galathea 3 scientific expedition. Galathea 3 is now complete and Vædderen is back in service as an inspection ship.

In August 2010 Vædderen and HDMS Knud Rasmussen participated in the fourth annual Operation Nanook 2010 with Canadian and American vessels in Baffin Bay and the Davis Straits.[1][2]

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