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New class of vessels named:
The eighth vessel to carry the name DIANA
Yesterday morning the RDN's newest vessel was assigned the name DIANA. It is one of the so-called Mk II vessels, which is to replace the BARSØ Class naval cutters.
The patrol vessel
DIANA shortly before the naming ceremony at the Korsør naval
By Johnny E. Balsved
Yesterday morning the RDN's newest vessel was given the name DIANA at the Korsør naval base. This vessel is the first of a total of six vessels, previously designated "Mk II" vessels, which are to replace the nine naval cutters of the BARSØ Class within the next two years.
It was officially announced that the new type of vessels hereafter is to be named the DIANA Class.
Adopted by the town of Dragør
This is intended to make it substantially safer for the crew in adverse weather conditions.
Eighth vessel to carry the name
The name DIANA is not a new ships name in the RDN; in fact, it is one of the most commonly used. The patrol vessel will be the RDN's eighth vessel to bear this name.
The first DIANA joined the RDN as far back as 1677. It was a so-called "jaght" of more or less the same size as its new namesake. However, it was armed with cannons and fought on the Swedish side at the Battle of Køge Bugt in 1677, where it was captured by the Danes, and served in the Danish Navy until 1685.
The most recent vessel to carry the name was the corvette DIANA (1955-1974), but five other vessels have carried the name: the inspection vessel DIANA (1917-1935), the powered schooner DIANA (1864-1903), the frigate DIANA (1823-1850), the corvette DIANA (1818-1822) and finally the frigate DIANA (1804-1809).
Translated by Alan Russel (December 17, 2007)
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