She is one of five vessels built by Navantia of Spain for the Norwegian Navy , her sister ships are HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F 310), Roald Amundsen (F 311), Otto Sverdrup (F 312) and Helge Ingstad (F 313), the Nasen Class replaced the Oslo class which had been in service since 1966.
The main mission of the frigate is anti-submarine warfare and the ship is equipped to detect, identify, track, engage and attack hostile submarines, the ship is also equipped for anti-air warfare and anti-surface warfare roles and can carry out non-combatant tasks in peacetime
The 4,600t ship has five decks and two superstructures, the welded steel, 132m monohull has 13 watertight compartments for enhanced survivability.
She has a CODAG propulsion plant which gives a maximum speed of 27 knots and a cruising speed of more than 18 knots, she has two shafts with controllable pitch propellers, two rudders and a pair of active stabilising fins.
The ship is equipped with a helicopter landing deck and hangar which can support one medium-sized helicopter.
The ship is armed with two modules each with four launch tubes for the NSM (naval strike missile) long-range anti-ship missile, this weapon has a 125kg multi-purpose warhead and a range of 160km. She also has an eight-cell mk41 vertical launch system for the evolved Sea Sparrow RIM-162 missile (ESSM) and has the capacity to carry 32 missiles. The evolved Sea Sparrow missile has an operation range of 27 nautical miles and travels at Mach 4. This system is used to protect the ship from attacking missiles and aircraft and is designed to counter supersonic manouvering.
The ship has two twin magazine torpedo launchers for BAE Systems Stingray lightweight torpedoes and has a single Oto Melara SuperRapid 76mm gun with a rate of fire of 120 rounds a minute.
MMSI - 259045000
REG - NO,
Call Sign - LABH
Nasen Class Frigate
Built - Navantia, ferrol
Yard No. -
L 134m W 16m
GT - 5920
Year - 2011
Liverpool, 25 April 2015