|Photographer:||Chris Hunsicker [View profile]||Title:||EML Admiral Pitka A230||Added:||Jul 12, 2005|
|Location:||Portsmouth, United Kingdom|
|Displacement: 1,900 tonnes
Dimensions: 74.7 x 12.2 x 5.3m
Propulsion: 3 diesels
Aircraft: Helicopter facilities
Armament: 1 x 3inch gun
Speed; 18 knts
The former Danish Naval vessel Beskytteren, a modified Command and Support Ship. She was built in 1975 at Aalborg Vaerft, Denmark. Her hull is strengthened for ice operations.
ENS Admiral Pitka has been assigned to the Baltic Mine Countermeasures Squadron (BALTRON) as a staff and support ship on several occasions which has helped her crew gather valuable experience with the NATO forces.
From May 2005 to March 2006 ENS Admiral Pika is assigned as the Command and Support Ship of Standing NATO Response Force Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) which is part of the NATO Response Force (NRF) maritime capability. She is the first vessel from the Baltic navies to be part of the force.