HDMS Peder Skram (F352)


Danish ship Peder Skran.jpg
Peder Skram at anchor
Name: Peder Skram
Namesake: Peder Skram
Builder: Helsingør Skibsværft (Elsinore Ship Yard), Denmark
Laid down: 25 September 1964
Launched: 20 May 1965
Commissioned: 25 May 1966
Decommissioned: 5 July 1990
Fate: Museum ship[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Peder Skram-class frigate
Displacement: 2,755 t (2,711 long tons) full load
Length: 112.65 m (369 ft 7 in)
Beam: 12.25 m (40 ft 2 in)
Draught: 5.2 m (17 ft 1 in)
Speed: 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h)
Range: 7,200 nmi (13,300 km) at 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h)
Complement: 207

HDMS Peder Skram was a Peder Skram-class frigate in the Royal Danish Navy which was in use until 1990. It is now docked at Holmen in Copenhagen where it serves as a privately operated museum ship along with the ships of the Royal Danish Naval Museum. The ship is named after Peder Skram, a 16th-century Danish admiral.



Peder Skram was an innovative design using a hybrid propulsion system, a combined gas turbine and diesel approach (CODOG).[2] Peder Skram underwent significant refit in 1970 and a midlife update 1977–78 [3]

1982 Harpoon missile incident

In 1982 Peder Skram was involved in the accidental launch of a Harpoon missile, which inflicted no bodily harm.


Peder Skram was decommissioned in 1990, internal installations were auctioned off as scrap two years later. In the mid-1990s it was decided to restore her as a museum ship.

Museum ship

HDMS Peder Skram in its current location in Copenhagen Holmen

Peder Skram is today operated as a museum ship on a volunteer basis. It is open to visitors every day from 11am to 5pm in the school summer and autumn vacations and in all weekends in June and August.[4]

See also


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Fregatten Peder Skram, The Museum Ship; Last accessed on June 27, 2007
  3. ^ Fregatterne Peder Skram og Herluf Trolle, Søren Nørby, Statens Forsvarshistoriske Museum, Copenhagen, 2006, ISBN 87-89022-48-3
  4. ^ "Peder Skram". Peder Skram. Retrieved 2011-01-20.

External links

  • Fregatten Peder Skram Museum Ship (in Danish)
  • Danish Naval History

Coordinates: 55°41′19″N 12°36′18″E / 55.6885°N 12.6049°E / 55.6885; 12.6049