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This is a little about the biggest ship in the Danish navy, there are 2 of them: The Absalon class are support ships of the Royal Danish Navy, commissioned in 2005. The class is based on a frigate-like design, but built with an internal multipurpose deck (flex deck) and a stern vehicle ramp. The ships can serve as command platforms for a staff of 75 persons (naval or joint staff) with a containerized command and control centre, transport and base of operations for a company-sized landing force of some 200 men with vehicles. Alternatively, the flex deck can be used for mine-laying operations with a capacity of some 300 mines, or be fitted out for mine-clearing operations and launch and recover mine detecting and clearing equipment via a retractable gantry crane, adjacent to the stern ramp, which also is used for launching and recovering the fast landing craft. Furthermore the flex deck can support a containerized hospital or simply transport a number of ISO standard containers or some 55 vehicles including, up to 7 MBTs. The ships can carry two LCPs (Storebro SB90E), two rigid hull inflatable boats and two EH101 helicopters. The standard weapons of the Absalon class can be supplemented through the use of StanFlex mission modules. A special weapons deck (nicknamed the 'Bathtub') is designed with five StanFlex module slots. Because of the Bathtub's position, only missile-firing weapons modules can be installed. Class overview: Builders: Odense Staalskibsværft Operators: Royal Danish Navy Preceded by: Falster-class minelayers Cost: DKK2.5bn(total),(~US$225m/ship) excluding weapon modules Built: 2003–2004 In commission: 2005– Completed: 2 Active: 2 General characteristics: Type: support ships Displacement: 4,500 tonnes light, 6,600 tonnes full load Length: 137 m (449 ft 6 in) Beam: 19.5 m (64 ft 0 in) Draft: 6.3 m (20 ft 8 in) Propulsion: 2 x MTU 8000 M70 diesel engines two shafts 22,300 bhp (16.6 MW) Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h) Range: 9,000 nmi (17,000 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h) Boats & landing craft carried: 2 x RHIBs, 2 x SB90E LCP Complement: 100, plus aircrew and transients (accommodation for up to 300 in total) Sensors and processing systems: Thales SMART-S Mk2 3D volume search radar Terma Scanter 2100 surface search radar Atlas ASO 94 sonar 4 × Saab CEROS 200 fire control radars ES-3701 Tactical Radar Electronic Support Measures (ESM) Electronic warfare & decoys: 4 × 12-barrelled Terma DL-12T 130 mm decoy launchers 2 × 6-barrelled Terma DL-6T 130 mm decoy launchers Armament: 5 × StanFlex modules, typically: 3 × 12 RIM-162 ESSM SAM in Mk 48Mod3/ Mk 56 VLS 2 × 8 Harpoon Block II SSM Fixed weapons: 1 × 5"/62 Mk 45 mod 4 gun 2 × Mk32 Mod 14, each with 2 × MU90 torpedoes 2 × Millennium 35 mm CIWS 2 × 2 Stinger Point-defence SAM 7 × 12.7 mm M/01 LvSa HMG Aircraft carried: 2 × EH-101 helicopters Aviation facilities: Aft helicopter deck and hangars Overall, a great and powerfull modern Danish ship..