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Danish navy flag, called Orlogsflaget 


Danish ships will be refered by HDMS - His/Her Danish Majesty's Ship - before ship´s name.

These abbreviations will distinguish same ship´s name from different nations and government warships from pivateers or privately-owned merchantmen.

During the period 1509-1814 Denmark was in union with Norway (Kongelige Danske Marine - KDM - in danish).



DANISH Navy Characters Shipyards Ships per Classes



Ships per Rates Guns Decks Abbreviations
1st Rates +90 2-3


Ships of the line


2nd Rates 80-84 2
3rd Rates 66-78 2
4th Rates 40-64 2
5th Rates 18-52  1-2 Frigates HDMF
6th Rates <30  1 Corvettes HDMC
7th Rates   1 Unrated vessels HDMU








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