Aircraft-Carrying Ships
Danish Naval Aviation

This page gives details of the ships which were, or are, used by the aircraft and helicopters of the Danish Navy.

‘Absalon’-class (Command and Support Ship)
Large aft landing area for 2 medium-sized helicopters.

Pennant Number KDM (Name) Commissioned Decommissioned Deck Code
L16 Absalon Oct 2004 current ??
L17 Esbern Snare Apr 2005 current ??

‘Beskytteren’-class (Offshore Patrol Frigate)
Modified Hvidbjoren class frigate, with helicopter hangar.

Pennant Number KDM (Name) Commissioned Decommissioned Deck Code
F340 Beskytteren Feb 1976 Nov 2000 ??

‘Hvidbjornen’-class (Offshore Patrol Frigate)
Normally one helicopter each.

Pennant Number KDM (Name) Commissioned Decommissioned Deck Code
F348 Hvidbjornen Dec 1962 Nov 1992 ??
F349 Vaedderen Mar 1963 Mar 1992 ??
F350 Ingolf July 1963 Dec 1991 ??
F351 Fylla July 1963 July 1991 ??

‘Thetis’-class (Ocean Patrol Vessel)
Aft helicopter deck and hangar for one Lynx helicopter.

Pennant Number KDM (Name) Commissioned Decommissioned Deck Code
F357 Thetis July 1991 current ??
F358 Triton Dec 1991 current ??
F359 Vaeddern June 1992 current ??
F360 Hvidbjornen Nov 1992 current ??

 

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