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2017-12-20

DANISH  NAVY  –  BACKGROUND  NOTES

The main source for Danish Navy historical information was http://www.navalhistory.dk.  Here is a edited summary of collected data :
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Esbern Snare class frigates, 1954/1965

EsbernSnare_Class_(1954)

 F341  Esbern Snare 1954 1965 L43  ex HMS Blackmore (L43) - idem
 F342  Rolf Krake 1954 1962 L71  ex HMS Calpe (Hunt II class)
 F343  Yaldemar Sejr 1954 1962 L08  ex HMS Exmoore - idem
 Displ 1500 t Length 85m Speed 24 kn Range 3700 nm at 14 kn
 Armament  Dual purpose 3x2 102mm M52  4"/45 QF MkXVI/twin MkXIX mount
   Anti-aircraft 4x1 40mm M36  40 mm Mk M/36 LvSa M/50

Holger Danske class frigates, 1945/1963

Holger_Danske_Class_(1945)

originally 2x1x102mm replaced by 2x1x127mm in 1949

 F338  Holger Danke 1945 1959 K441  ex HMCS Monnow (River class)
 F339  Niels Ebbesen 1945 1963 K404  ex HMCS Annan (idem)
 Displ. 2165 t Length 92m Speed 20 kn Range 7740 nm at 12 kn
 Armament  Dual purpose 2x2 102mm M52  4"/45 QF MkXVI/twin MkXIX mount
   Anti-aircraft 2x1 57mm    
   Anti-aircraft 1x1 40mm    
   Anti-aircraft 6x1 20mm    

Aegir class, tender, 1951/1967

Aegir_(1951)

Real life  : a tender for submarines and a traning ship
In AAC™ : a destroyer/escort under F340

 A560  Aegir 1951 1967 -  Built in Germany
 Displ 2380 t Length 94 m Speed 17 kn Range 8450 nm at 9 kn
 Armament  Dual purpose 2x2 102mm M52  4"/45 QF MkXVI/twin MkXIX mount
   Anti-aircraft 6x1 40mm M48  

Hvidbjornen class, offshore patrol frigates, 1961/1992

Hvidbjoernen_Class_(1962)

 F348  HVIDBJØRNEN 1962 1992 -  -
 F349  VÆDDEREN 1963 1992 -  -
 F350  INGOLF 1963 1991 -  -
 F351  FYLLA 1963 1991 -  -
 Displ 1777 t Length 73 m Speed 18 kn Range 6000 nm at 13 kn
 Armament  Dual purpose 1x1 76mm M16  =
   Anti-aircraft 2x1 37mm    
   Helicopter 1x1 SA316    

Triton class corvette, 1955/1981

Triton_Class_(1955)

 F344  Bellona 1957 1981 -  -
 F345  Diana 1955 1974 -  -
 F346  Flora 1956 1971 -  -
 F347  Triton 1955 1981 -  -
 Displ 895 t Length 76m Speed 20 kn Range 4570 kn at 16 kn
 Armament  Dual purpose 2x1 76mm M55  =
   Anti-aircraft 2x1 40mm M48  

Huitfeldt class, destroyer, 1946/1966

Huitfeldt_Class_(1947)

 D320  Huitfeldt 1947 1964    -
 D321  Willemoes 1947 1966    -
 Displ 900 t Length 87m Speed   Range   at  
 Armament  deck gun 2x1 105mm    =
   Anti-aircraft 3x1 40mm M48  
   Anti-aircraft 6x1 20mm M41  
In Atlantic Air Combat™ all torpedo boats and similar crafts are represented by a single design essentially inspired by the WWII era USN P6-boats.

18 x Glenten class, torpedo boats, 1947/1965

Glenten_Class_(1947)

20mm armament simplified for this table - check source for accuracy

 P551  GLENTEN 1947 1961 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P552  GRIBBEN 1948 1960 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P553  HAVØRNEN 1948 1957 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P554  HÆRFUGLEN 1949 1954 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P555  HØGEN 1949 1957 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P556  ISFUGLEN 1949 1954 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P557  JAGTFALKEN 1949 1962 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P558  MUSVAAGEN 1950 1954 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P559  RAAGEN 1949 1957 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P560  RAVNEN 1953 1962 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P561  SKADEN 1950 1960 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P562  STORMFUGLEN 1953 1962 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P563  TAARNFALKEN 1952 1957 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P564  TRANEN 1955 1963 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P565  FALKEN 1953 1961 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P566  HEJREN 1956 1964 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P567  LOMMEN 1953 1961 -  former WWII German E-boot
 P568  VIBEN 1955 1965 -  former WWII German E-boot
 Displ 120 t Length 35m Speed 40 kn Range 750 nm at 30 kn
 Armament  Dual purpose 1x1 40mm M48  after deck
   Anti-aircraft 2x2 20mm M39  foredeck + afterdeck

Flyvefisken class torpedo boats, 1954/1974

Flyvefisken_Class_(1954)

 P500  Flyvefisken 1954 1974 -  DK improvement of E-boot
 P501  Hajen 1955 1974 -  DK improvement of E-boot
 P502  Havkatten 1955 1974 -  DK improvement of E-boot
 P503  Laxen 1955 1974 -  DK improvement of E-boot
 P504  Makrellen 1955 1974 -  DK improvement of E-boot
 P505  Svaerdfisken 1955 1974 -  DK improvement of E-boot
 Displ 132 t Length 36m Speed 43 kn Range 760 nm at 32 kn
 Armament  Dual purpose 1x1 40mm M48  -
   Anti-aircraft 1x1 20mm M39  -
Falken class torpedo boats, 1962/1978

Falken_Class_(1962)

 P506  Falken 1962 1978 -  Danish designed & built
 P507  Glenten 1962 1977 -  Danish designed & built
 P508  Gribben 1963 1978 -  Danish designed & built
 P509  Hogen 1963 1977 -  Danish designed & built
 Displ 132 t Length 36m Speed 43 kn Range 1400 nm at 18 kn
 Armament  Dual purpose 1x1 40mm M48  -
   Anti-aircraft 1x1 20mm M39  -

Daphne class, seaward defense craft, 1962/1991

Havfruen_(1962)

 P530  Dapne 1962 1991 -  based on British Ford class
 P531  Dryaden 1962 1991 -  idem
 P532  Havmanden 1962 1991 -  idem
 P534  Najaden 1962 1991 -  idem
 P535  Nymfen 1962 1991 -  idem
 P536  Neptun 1962 1991 -  idem
 P537  Ran 1962 1991 -  idem
 P538  Rota 1962 1991 -  idem
 Displ 195 t Length 37m Speed 20 kn Range 670 nm at 17 kn
 Armament  Dual purpose 1x1 40mm M48  -

Soeloven class, fast patrol torpedo boats (1965/1990)

Soeloeven_Class_(1965)

 P510  Soloven 1965 1990 -  Vosper (UK) design, Brave class
 P511  Soridderen 1965 1990 -  gaz turbine powered
 P512  Sobjornen 1965 1990 -  (idem)
 P513  Sohesten 1966 1990 -  (idem)
 P514  Sohunden 196 1990 -  (idem)
 P515  Soulven 1967 1990 -  (idem)
 Displ 158 t Length 30m Speed 54kn Range   at  
 Armament  Dual purpose 2x1 40mm M48  -
U-Class submarines (1947/1959)

U_Class_(1947)

S321 Springeren 1947 1957 U-class  ex Royal Navy
S322 Storen 1947 1959 V-class  ex Royal Navy
S323 Sælen 1947 1958 V-class  ex Royal Navy
Displ 735t Length 61 Speed +12/-8 Range 5200 nm at 8 kn
Armament deck gun 1x1 76mm    (removed 1953)
  Anti-aircraft 3x1 7.7mm    vickers
  Torpedo tubes Bow : 4x533 Stern : //      
Delfinen class submarines, 1961/1990

Delfinen_Class_(1961)

S326 Delfinen 1961 1983 -  Danish designed & built
S327 Spækhuggeren 1961 1989 -  Danish designed & built
S328 Tumleren 1961 1981 -  Danish designed & built
S329 Springeren 1961 1990 -  Danish designed & built
Displ 654t Length 54m Speed +13/-16 Range 4000 nm at 8 kn
Armament Torpedo tubes Bow : 4x533 Stern : //