Wednesday, June 16, 2010

HMS Loke

HMS Loke


This is HMS Loke. At first sight the ship may not look that impressive. But impressive it is. Built at Oskarshamnsvarvet in 1994, it is the only ship of it's kind in the world. Thirty-six meter long and nine meter wide it can carry 150 tonnes. It can do 12 nautical mile per hour. It is based at the 1st Marine Regiment at the Haninge garrison at Berga. It is a very flexible vessel. It can carry 90 m3 diesel and produce fresh drinking-water. It is used to carry supplies like fuel, vehicles, ammunition and water. It is also used as a military kitchen, repair unit, medical facility and it can assist with firefighing. And can also be used in a Search and Rescue situation. In my book that is quite impressive.

5 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Always two hands full of water beneath its keel and hopefully only peaceful journeys.

daily athens

T. Becque said...

Looks impressive to me.

Chuck Pefley said...

Very unique specifications and sounds quite useful!

Jacob said...

I'd say it's quite impressive. And you probably can't even see it coming with that camouflage paint!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

My husband finds it interesting!