International Navies – EUROPE
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The strategic offensive role of a navy is a projection of force into areas beyond a country’s shores (for example, to protect sea lanes, deter or confront piracy, ferry troops, or attack other navies, ports, or shore installations).

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International Navies


Belgium (Belgian Armed Forces Naval Component)
Denmark (Royal Danish Navy – Kongelige Danske Marine)
Germany (German Navy – Deutsche Marine)
Finland (Finnish Navy – Suomen Merivoimat – Finländska Marinen)
France (French Navy – Marine Nationale)
Greece (Hellenic Navy)
United Kingdom (Royal Navy)
Italy (Italian Navy – Marina Militare Italiana)
The Netherlands (Royal Netherlnds Navy – Koninklijke Marine)
Norway (Royal Norwegian Navy – Sjoforsvaret)
Poland (Polish Navy – Marynarka Wojenna Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej)
Portugal (Portuguese Navy – Marinha Portuguesa)
Romania (Romanian Navy – Forțele Navale Române
Sweden (Royal Swedish Navy – Marinen)
Spain (Royal Spanish Navy – Armada Espanola)
Turkey (Turkish Navy – Turk Deniz Kuvvetleri)



Spetsai (F-453)
  The Greek frigate Spetsai (F-453) (Greek: Φ/Γ ΣΠΕΤΣΑΙ) is the second ship of the Greek Hydra frigate class. She is based on the Blohm + Voss MEKO 200 frigate class and was built by Hellenic Shipyards Co. at Skaramagas. She is the fifth ship of the Hellenic Navy to be named after the Saronic Gulf island of Spetses. She has participated in international operations such as Enduring
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Hydra-class frigate
The Hydra class is a group of four frigates in service with the Hellenic Navy. They were designed in Germany and are part of the MEKO group of modular warships, in this case, the MEKO 200 design. The program was authorized in 1988 and partially paid for with FMS aid and provisioned for the commission of six vessels. The
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Hydra (F-452)
Hydra (F-452) (Greek Φ/Γ Ύδρα) is the lead ship of the Greek Hydra-class frigate and the flagship of the Hellenic Navy. The ship was built in the same shipyard as the Blohm + Voss MEKO 200 frigate class, on which its design was based. Three more vessels were built by Hellenic Shipyards Co. at Skaramagas in the following years. It is the fifth ship in
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HDMS Peter Willemoes (F362)
HDMS Peter Willemoes (F362) is an Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate in the Royal Danish Navy. The ship is named after Peter Willemoes, an 18-19th-century Danish officer. Design The design is shared across the three-ship class. Construction and service history She was laid down on 12 March 2009 and launched on 21 December 2010 by Odense Steel Shipyard, Odense. Commissioned on
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HDMS Iver Huitfeldt (F361)
The HDMS Iver Huitfeldt (F361), also known as the Iver Huitfeldt-class destroyer, is the lead ship of the Iver Huitfeldt-class of multi-role frigates operated by the Royal Danish Navy. The ship was constructed by Odense Steel Shipyard and was commissioned in 2017. The Iver Huitfeldt has a displacement of 6,700
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HDMS Absalon (F341)
  HDMS Absalon (F341) and her sister ship Esbern Snare are the two members of the Absalon class. The lead ship of the class is named after Danish archbishop and statesman Absalon and received full operational status in 2007. Design The ships are the first in a series of RDN vessels tasked with carrying out new types of missions
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HDMS Esbern Snare (F342)
HDMS Esbern Snare (F342) is an Absalon-class frigate and is, along with her sister ship, the HDMS Absalon, amongst the largest combat vessels currently commissioned in the Royal Danish Navy. Esbern Snare is part of the first stage of a strategic realignment within the Royal Danish Navy, which is transitioning to focus on international operations, in which Absalon-class vessels will form
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United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO)
The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) is a joint military command that operates in the United Kingdom’s area of maritime responsibility (AoR), which encompasses the North Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, and the Irish Sea. The UKMTO is responsible for protecting the UK’s maritime interests, which include ensuring the
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HMS Albion (L14)
HMS Albion is an amphibious transport dock of the Royal Navy, the first of the two-ship Albion class. Built by BAE Systems Marine in Barrow-in-Furness, Albion was launched in March 2001 by the Princess Royal. Her sister ship, Bulwark, was launched in November 2001, also from Barrow. Affiliated to the city of Chester and based in Plymouth, she is the ninth ship to carry the name Albion (after Albion, an ancient
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F 334 NRP Dom Francisco de Almeida
  The NRP D. Francisco de Almeida is the second ship of the Bartolomeu Dias class. She was built at the Royal Koninklijen Marine shipyards and was the seventh Karel Doorman-class ship in service with the Dutch Navy. She was increased to the Portuguese Navy on January 15, 2010. MISSION
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French frigate Auvergne (D654)
Auvergne (D654) is an Aquitaine-class frigate of the French Navy. The Aquitaine class were developed from the FREMM multipurpose frigate program. Development and design Original plans were for 17 FREMM to replace the nine D’Estienne d’Orves-class avisos and nine anti-submarine frigates of the Tourville and Georges Leygues classes. In November 2005 France announced a contract of €3.5 billion for development and the first eight hulls, with options
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NRP Bartolomeu Dias (F333)
The NRP Bartolomeu Dias (tack number: F333) is a frigate of the Portuguese Navy, constituting the first ship of the Bartolomeu Dias class. Bartolomeu Dias was integrated into the Portuguese Navy on January 16, 2009. Until then, it was the frigate HrMs Van Nes (F833) of the Karel Doorman class
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