Frigate HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F 310)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Namesake:
Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Navantia
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
5290 t
Length:
134 m
Beam (overall):
16.8 m
Draught:
7.6 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • CODAG
  • 2 * BAZAN BRAVO 12V 4.5 MW diesel engines for cruising
  • 1 * GE LM2500 21.5 MW gas turbine for high speed running
  • MAAG gearboxes
  • 2 * shafts driving controllable pitch propellers
  • Bow Thruster Retractable (Electric) 1 MW Brunvoll
  • Diesel Generators 4 * MTU 396 Serie 12V 1250 KVA
Speed:
27 knots
Range:
4,500 nautical miles (8,334.00 km)

Crew

Complement:
120
Capacity:
146

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Lockheed Martin AN/SPY-1F 3-D multifunction radar
  • Reutech RSR 210N air/sea surveillance radar
  • Sagem Vigy 20 Electro Optical Director
  • MRS 2000 hull mounted sonar
  • Captas MK II V1 active/passive towed sonar
  • 2 * Mark 82 fire-control radar
  • Terma DL-12T decoy launcher, Loki torpedo countermeasure
Armament:
  • 8-cell Mk41 VLS for 32 * RIM-162 ESSM
  • 8 * Naval Strike Missile SSMs
  • 4 * torpedo tubes for Sting Ray torpedoes
  • Depth charges
  • 1 * 76 mm OTO Melara Super Rapid gun
  • 4 * 12.7 mm Browning M2HB HMG
  • 4 * Protector (RWS) (Sea PROTECTOR)
  • 2 * LRAD Long Range Acoustic Device
  • Prepared for, but not equipped with:
  • 1 * Otobreda 127 mm/54 gun to replace the 76 mm
  • 1 * spare 76 mm OTO Melara Super Rapid gun
  • 1 * spare CIWS gun w/ calibre 40 mm or less
  • 3 * spare 8- cell Mk41 VLS launchers
  • Low cost ASW
  • ECM: Active Off-board Decoy
Aircraft:
  • 1 * NH90 helicopter

HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen is a frigate of the Royal Norwegian Navy. Launched on 5 April 2006, she is the lead ship of the Fridtjof Nansen class of warships.

On 26 February 2009, the Norwegian government decided to deploy HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen to the Gulf of Aden, thereby participating in the ongoing Operation Atalanta, the European Union's counter-piracy campaign in Somalia. Fridtjof Nansen joined the campaign in August 2009.

Fridtjof Nansen's engagement in Operation Atalanta was carried out without a permanently stationed helicopter. Mainly due to delays in delivery of the new NH-90, the ship is equipped with two ultra-fast RHIBs as a replacement. In November 2009 she became involved in a fire-fight with suspected pirates after being attacked while inspecting a fishing vessel.

In 2014, Fridtjof Nansen took part in the naval exercise RIMPAC 2014 in the Pacific Ocean. During the exercise, she used a Naval Strike Missile to sink the USS Ogden (LPD-5), a decommissioned U.S. Navy amphibious transport dock, as a target 55 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii on 10 July 2014.

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