|Belgian ship Godetia (A960)|
The A960 Godetia
|Launched:||7 December 1965|
|Homeport:||Zeebrugge Naval Base|
|Fate:||Active in service as of 2012|
1,700 tons standard,|
2,500 tons fully loaded
|Propulsion:||4 x diesel engines, developing 5,400 bhp (4,000 kW) on 2 shafts|
|Speed:||19 knots (35 km/h)|
|Range:||6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)|
|Complement:||95 (total); 8 officers, 29 NCO's and 55 sailors|
|Armament:||4 x .50 machine guns|
|Aircraft carried:||1 helicopter|
|Aviation facilities:||A telescopic hangar is fitted to the ship, capable of carrying 1 helicopter.|
Godetia (A960) is a command and logistical support ship of the Belgian Naval Component, launched on December 7, 1965 at the Boelwerf in Temse, and christened by Mrs. Moyersoen. The patronage of the A960 Godetia was accepted by the city of Ostend. It was the first of two support ships.
History[edit | edit source]
Missions[edit | edit source]
The Godetia has three missions: fishery protection, acting as a support and supply ship for minesweepers, and acting as a command ship for mine countermeasure operations.
Picture gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "New commander for BNS Godetia". The Belgian Ministry of Defence. 2008-02-07. http://www.mil.be/navycomp/news/index.asp?LAN=en&ID=1331. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
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