Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Norwegian Frigate Class F-300

The frigate F-310 Fridtjof Nansen that names of its kind, built at the shipyard Navantia - Ferrol, was delivered in 2006 and is part of a fleet of five units between 2005 and 2009 will be joining the Royal Norwegian Navy. They have christened with names of famous explorers Norwegians.
2005: Fridtjof Nansen F 310 HNoMS
2006: Roald Amundsen F 311 HNoMS
2007: Otto Sverdrup F 312 HNoMS
2008: F 313 HNoMS Helge Ingstad
2009: Thor Heyerdahl F 314 HNoMS

F-310 Fridtjof Nansen out of the Ria de Ferrol.
Anti-submarine frigate monohull.
Order: June 23, 2000
Placing keel: April 9, 2003
Launched: June 3, 2004
Submitted: April 5, 2006
Length: 133, 25 m.
Beam: 16.80 m.
Draft: 4.90 m.
Cruising speed: 18 knots
Maximum speed: 26 knots.
Superstructure and steel hull.
Propulsion: Gas Turbines and 2 diesel engines CODAG BAZAN BRAVO 12V 4.5 MW.
Armament: 4 x torpedo tubes for Sting Ray torpedoes, gun OTO Breda 76 mm, depth charges, 32 x VSL MK41 ESSM anti-aircraft missiles, Browning M2HB HMG 4 x, 8 anti-ship missiles X manufacturing Norwegian NSM.
Aircraft: NHI NH90 helicopter permanently stationed on board equipped with depth charges and torpedoes Sting Ray.
Complement: 120
Tests OTO Breda cannon of 76 mm.
Sea-air missile tests ESSM.

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