Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessels for Royal Danish Navy
The KNUD RASMUSSEN Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessel is best described as a whitebeam “hybrid arctic working horse with world-wide capability”. The vessel class is designed with focus on affordability with maximum built- in flexibility and can accommodate a wide range of missions worldwide. The KNUD RASMUSSEN CLASS is mainly operated in the North Atlantic Ocean and is primarily optimised for the following missions:
The KNUD RASMUSSEN CLASS is designed for worldwide operation and can participate as part of a coalition in crisis management tasks in various forms:
The vessels have one citadel and are fitted with a countermeasure wash-down system. Seakeeping and manoeuvrability were in focus in the design, and numerous tests in different test tanks resulted in ships with very high sustainability and excellent icebreaking capability. The standard weapons of the KNUD RASMUSSEN CLASS can be supplemented with STANFLEX mission modules in three container positions. The helicopter deck is prepared for containerised research laboratories and transport of 20’ ISO containers. The three vessels in the KNUD RASMUSSEN CLASS were built by the Danish shipyard Karstensens Shipyard based on OMT design.