Oslo class frigate photographed on 30 April 2005 at Kvillepiren, Gothenburg. Based on the U.S. Navy Dealey class destroyer escorts, but with the forward hull customized to suit Norwegian sea conditions better (higher freeboard) and several European built sub-systems.
Built at the Navy Main Yard in Karljohansvern, Horten, Norway and launched 4 September 1964. Commissioned: 2 June 1966, Decommissioned June 2006.
On March 17, 2006 at 20:10 CET, the Trondheim ran aground outside of the Lines island in Sør-Trøndelag. No personal injuries among the 121-man crew were reported. The incident was reported from the ship itself, and at 20:30 it floated off. Water flooded two compartments (paint storage and forward pump room) of the ship. The compartments were sealed and three ships were sent to assist the frigate. The frigate was towed to port in Bergen by the coast guard vessel KV Tromsø.
Displacement: 1,735 long tons (1,763 t) standard,
2,100 long tons (2,134 t) full load.
Length: 96.6 m (316 ft 11 in), Beam: 11.2 m (36 ft 9 in), Draft: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in).
Propulsion: Twin steam boilers, one high pressure and one low pressure steam turbine, 20,000 hp (14,914 kW), Speed: 25 knots (29 mph; 46 km/h).
Beyond the bow of F302 can be seen the stern of NRP (Portuguese Navy) "Corte Real" F332, of the "Vasco da Gama" class.
Picture added on 02 December 2010 at 10:43