|HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen F310 Frigate is the lead ship of the Fridtjof Nansen class warships built for the Royal Norwegian Navy by Navantia, Ferrol (Spain), that also
built similar ships for the Spanish Navy (Álvaro de Bázan Class Frigates or F100 class Frigates). With a displacement of 5.290 tons, length of 134m, beam of 16,8m,
Draft of 4,6m and maximum speed of 26knots, this ship has range of 4.500nm at 16Knots. The ship has a crew of 120 (maximum of 145) and can accommodate one
All ships of this class are named after famous Norwegian explorers, namely: HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen F310; HNoMS Roald Amundsen F311; HNoMS Otto Sverdrup
F312; HNoMS Helge Ingstad F313; and HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl F314. Although all ships of this class share similar armament, at least the last two ships of this class
are equipped with 16-Cell Mk41 VLS rather than the 8-cell Mk 41 VLS in addition to: Naval Strike Missile SSMs – 8x, 76 mm OTO Melara Super Rapid gun – 1x,
Torpedo tubes for Sting Ray torpedoes – 4x, Depth charges, 12.7 mm Browning M2HB HMG Sea Protector – 4x, and LRAD Long Range Acoustic Device – 2x. In
addition to this list, recent photos shows two M2HB HMG Sea Protector RWS (Remote Weapon System) mounted on top of the bridge.