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    Guided-Missile Destroyer Fridtjof Nansen class

    Officially designated as Frigates, this 5500 tn air defence ships are a derivative of the Spanish Alvaro de Bazan class and are equipped with the american Aegis combat system. Their first deployments were carried out without a permanently stationed helicopter due delays in the delivery of their new NH90 NFHs.


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    5500full load (tn)
    134length (m)
    16.80beam (m)
    7.60draught (m)
    4500range (nm)
    26max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine diesel
    1Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
    2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODAG
    1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
    1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
    1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPY-1 AEGIS


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    NO Royal Norwegian Air Force NHI NH90 NFH 01

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    NORoyal Norwegian NavyF310KNM Fridtjof NansenLABN2006--
    NORoyal Norwegian NavyF311KNM Roald AmundsenLABA2007--
    NORoyal Norwegian NavyF312KNM Otto SverdrupLABS2008--
    NORoyal Norwegian NavyF313KNM Helge InstadLABI20092019
    NORoyal Norwegian NavyF314KNM Thor HeyerdahlLABH2010--

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    2000-jun-23OrderedNO F313 KNM Helge Instad
    2000-jun-23OrderedNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl
    2003-apr-9Laid downNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen
    2004-jun-3Laid downNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen
    2004-jun-25LaunchedNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen
    2005-may-25LaunchedNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen
    2005-may-25Laid downNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup
    2006-apr-5CommissionedNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen
    2006-apr-28LaunchedNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup
    2006-apr-28Laid downNO F313 KNM Helge Instad
    2007-may-21CommissionedNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen
    2007-nov-23LaunchedNO F313 KNM Helge Instad
    2007-nov-23Laid downNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl
    2008-apr-30CommissionedNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup
    2009-feb-11LaunchedNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl
    2009-augDeploymentNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen Combined Task Force 150 deployed to Gulf of Aden on anti-piracy mission with Operation Atalanta.
    2009-sep-29CommissionedNO F313 KNM Helge Instad
    2013-decDeploymentNO F313 KNM Helge Instad in Eastern Mediterranean for chemical disarmament operations off Syria, until May 2014
    2014-mar-31DeploymentNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl Exercise Joint Warrior 14-1 JW 14-1
    2015-apr-11DeploymentNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
    2015-oct-3DeploymentNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen Exercise Joint Warrior 15-2 participated in JW 15-2 off north west coast of Scotland
    2016-jan-28Port VisitNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen visit to Devonport for a period of FOST training packages
    2017-feb-2Port VisitNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup Visited Plymouth, for a period with FOST.
    2017-mar-22DeploymentNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas.
    2017-mar-24DeploymentNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
    2017-aug-1DeploymentNO F313 KNM Helge Instad Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 participated in NATO exercise
    2017-aug-1DeploymentNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 participated in NATO exercise
    2017-nov-28Port VisitNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup visited West India Docks on 28 Nov, departed 4 Dec 2017.
    2018-janDeploymentNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen departed Norway. Arrived NS Norfolk 26 Jan for 6 month work up and deployment with USS Harry S Truman Strike Group in US 6th Fleet area of operations.
    2018-nov-8DeploymentNO F313 KNM Helge Instad SNMG1 While with NATO SNMG1, in collision with oil tanker Sola TS in Hjeltefjorden, just north of Stureterminal in western Norway, before dawn. Tugs drove Helge Ingstad aground to prevent her sinking in the deep waters of the fjord. Her starboard side is submerged, stern low. By 12 Nov, attached cables failed to prevent her shifting into deeper water and becoming almost completely submerged. She was finally lifted on 27 Feb 2019 and moved out for repair assessment.
    2019-jan-18Port VisitNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl Visited Plymouth for long weekend
    2019-feb-26NO F313 KNM Helge Instad lifting operation began
    2019-mar-2NO F313 KNM Helge Instad placed on Boa barge 33 arrived at the Haakonsvern naval base
    2019-may-14NO F313 KNM Helge Instad cost of repairing Helge Ingstad estimated over US$1.4 billion
    2019-jun-9DeploymentNO F311 KNM Roald Amundsen BALTOPS 19 participated in NATO Baltic exercise during mid Jun.
    2019-jun-24DecommissionedNO F313 KNM Helge Instad
    2019-dec-12DeploymentNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup SNMG1 flagship
    2020-sepDeploymentNO F314 KNM Thor Heyerdahl participated in Joint Exercise in high arctic with USS Ross, HMS Sutherland and RFA Tidespring.
    2021-janFate: scrappedNO F313 KNM Helge Instad sold to Norscrap West for scrapping
    2021-feb-8DeploymentNO F312 KNM Otto Sverdrup Operating in and around Plymouth for at least a week of FOST training
    2021-mayNO F310 KNM Fridtjof Nansen Formidable Shield 2021

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