List of auxiliary ship classes in service

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The list of auxiliary ship classes in service includes all auxiliary ships in naval service in the world. For combatant ships, see the list of naval ship classes in service.

Command and support ships

2 ships commissioned. (Arguably a support ship, armed as a frigate)

  • Displacement: 4500 tons (light), 6,600 tons (full load)
  • Armament: 1 x 127 mm gun, 2 × Millennium 35 mm CIWS; 3 × 12 RIM-162 ESSM SAM in Mk 48Mod3/ Mk 56 VLS SAM surface-to-air missiles; 2 × 8 Harpoon Block II SSM SSM; 2 × Mk32 Mod 14, each with 2 × MU90 torpedoes; 2 x 2 Stinger point-defence SAM surface-to-air missiles; 7 x 12,7 12,7 mm heavy machine guns
  • Ship aircraft= 2 × EH-101 helicopters[1] or 2 MH-60R helicopters. Aft helicopter deck and hangar
  • Troop transport capacity: 200 soldiers and/or armoured vehicles or tanks
  • Ship propulsion: 2 × MTU 8000 M70 diesel engines, two shafts 22,300 bhp (16.6 MW)[1]
  • Ship speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)[1]
  • Ship range: 9,000 nmi (17,000 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h)[1]
  • Ship boats: 2 × RHIBs, 2 × SB90E LCP
  • Ship complement: 100, plus aircrew and transients (accommodation for up to 300 in total)
  • Ships in class: 2 (HDMS Absalon (L16) and HDMS Esbern Snarre (L17) )
  • Operator:  Royal Danish Navy
  • Commissioned: 2006-2007
  • Fate: In active service

Hospital ships

Replenishment ships

Tankers and oilers


Service vessels



Surveillance and intelligence vessels

Research and scientific vessels

Logistical support ships

Search and Rescue Vessels

  • San Juan class Search and Rescue Vessel
    • Builder:  Australia
    • Displacement: 540 tons
    • Operator: Philippine Coast Guard: 4 in service
  • Ilocos Norte class Search and Rescue Vessel
    • Builder:  Australia
    • Displacement: 120 tons
    • Operator: Philippine Coast Guard: 4 in service

Training ships

See Category:Training ships

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Fleksible Støtteskibe" (pdf) (in Danish). Danish Defence. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
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