Royal Danish Navy 'Niels Juel' class
[and another ship of the same class]
moored beside Ocean Terminal at Leith
Photo taken from Ocean Terminal October 20, 2006
Here, Olfert Fischer (F355) and another corvette in the same class,
the 'Niels Juel' class in the Royal Danish
Navy, are seen moored at Leith Western Harbour.
A corvette is a highly manoeuverable escort warship, smaller than a
web site says:
"Among the Danish public the 'Olfert Fischer' is probably the most
well-known of all the ships of the Royal Danish Navy due to its
participation in both the 1991 Gulf War and the 2003 Iraq War."
'Niels Juel' class
I don't know which the other ship in this photo is, but it can be narrowed
down to one of two, because the Danish Navy has only three ships in the
'Niels Juel' class. All were launched between 1978 and 1981.
The other two are:
- Niels Juel (F354)
- Peter Tordenskjold (F356)
These two ships are moored
beside the Royal Yacht Britannia, in front of Ocean Terminal at
Leith Western Harbour.
In the background are:
- UPPER LEFT: The coast of Fife, on
the northern side of the Firth of Forth.
- UPPER RIGHT: The island of
Inchkeith in the Firth of Forth.
Almost six years after I took
the photo above, I received an email from Erling Baldorf, Senior Chief,
Royal Danish Navy.
The Second Corvette
F356 Peter Tordenskiold
"The other corvette in this photo is F356
Peter Tordenskiold. Both are old ships of mine.
During their stay I had a few of the senior
chiefs for dinner in Balloch (Cumbernauld) and drove them back to the ship
and had a drink onboard."
Erling Baldorf, Senior Chief, Royal Danish Navy:
July 20, 2012