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On quarter deck one can find ammunition handling compartment, control room, weapons division's quarters, the cell, gyro room, technical division's quarters, model ship collection, linen room and supply office.
On quarter deck one can find ammunition handling compartment, control room, weapons division's quarters, the cell, gyro room, technical division's quarters, model ship collection, linen room and supply office.

Quarter deck

Ammunition handling compartment
Lifts carried the 127 mm shells and cartridges up from each of the two magazines and transferred them to the rotating ammunition shelf. From here the wanted shell was manually placed in the middle lift - one for each gun. On the way to the gun the shell was automatically timed (the time from firing to detonation was set). Ammunition handling compartment had a crew of 12.

 

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Ammunition handling compartment.

 

Control room
From here the Technical Division (the engineers) controlled the main propulsion systems of the Frigate (gas turbines and diesel engines), auxiliary machinery (diesel generators, pumps etc.) and the electrical systems.

 

 

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Maskinkontrolrum.


Each piece of machinery had its own panel for start and stop. At sea the engine rooms were unmanned, but they were monitored and frequently inspected. The room, furthermore, was used for damage control center. Here any damage was controlled and damage control teams were sent out.

 

Weapons division's quarters
Here the 42 sailors (professional and conscripted) from the weapons division lived - 21 sailors on either side and in 3-tier bunks. The division comprised artillerists and torpedo, missile and depth charge operators responsible for maintaining and manning the weapons systems of the Frigate.

 

The cell
The Captain could take disciplinary action on the crew. If a spell in "the slammer" had to be served before returning home, the Frigate's cell was used. It was, however, primarily used for sailors who got drunk ashore and had to get a good night's sleep without disturbing their mates.

 

Gyro room
Inside the gyro there is a freely swimming gyro ball consisting of two gyroscopes with a wheel rotting at great velocity around an axis. It is all mounted on gimbals. The main gyro is started up in locked position and brought up to 20,000 rpm. by electrical spools. When unlocked, its axis will point to the north regardless of the ship's movement and the magnetic field of the Earth. The Frigate had a main gyro standing in the middle of the room, from where the ships heading was transmitted to the various systems needing this information. The weapons system, furthermore, comprised vertical gyros indicating the movements of the ship in relation to a vertical position, so that the fire control systems could compensate for roll and pitch of the sea. In front under the officers' accommodation there was a spare gyro of the same type as the main gyro.

 

Technical division's quarters
This was the quarters for 42 sailors (professional and conscripted) from the Technical Division. This division consisted of machinists and electricians responsible for maintaining and operating the machinery and electrical systems of the Frigate. In addition it embraced the medical personnel who were to care for the sick and wounded.

 

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Technical division's quarters.

 

Model Ship Collection
Model ship collection shows models of the Navy's larger ships during the Cold War. Everyone is now scrapped. The models are all in scale 1:35. They are radio controlled and can sail. Ship models are courtesy of "Modelbyggergruppen af 1999".

 

Linen room
This was the realm of the "Washing bear" - a sailor full-time occupied with washing, drying and storing all the crew's linen (shirts, underwear etc.).

 

Supply office
From here accounts were made of the ship's supplies, internally as well as to the Material Command and the naval stations. At the start of the 1980s the Navy introduced computerized control of stores, but during its operational life the Frigate had to make good with a manual system.

 

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Supply office.

 

The Frigate's supplies comprised app. 40,000 different items - from advanced electronic equipment to pencils

 

Cartridge lift
The Frigate used divided ammunition for its 127 mm gun. The cartridge contained the propellant which, when ignited in the gun, pressed the projectile (shell) out through the gun pipe at high speed (795 m/sec). The lift transported the cartridge up from the ammunition magazine in the bottom of the ship whereupon it was manually placed in the lower row of a rotating ammunition shelf. Each projectile contained 13 kg. of explosives.

 

The projectile lift
The war ammunition for the 127 mm guns was high explosive or star shells. The high explosive shell has either a percussion, a time or a proximity fuse (a small radar that makes the shell detonate when it is at its closest distance from the target. All star shells have time fuses. The lift transported the projectiles (shells) up from the ammunition magazine in the bottom of the ship whereupon it was manually placed in the upper row of a rotating ammunition shelf. A war projectile contained TNT and weighed 25 kg.

 

Paint shop
Here the deck crew stored all the gear used for maintaining the ship, like paint and steel brushes and cleaning equipment etc.

 

Carpenter's shop
The carpenter's workshop has a large selection of tools and a planning bench. Furthermore, there was a selection of minor pieces of wood as the larger ones were stored on deck. The workshop could also be used as a hobby room for the crew.

 

Forward sailors' bathroom
Washing and bathroom for the sailors of the operations and supply divisions - a total of 54 sailors accommodated in the 3 forward quarters.

 

Supply division quarters
Here the 31 sailors of the Supply Division were accommodated. The division mainly consisted of conscripted galley, mess and supply personnel. Only 8 of them were professionals while the rest were conscripted. The division did not take turns on watch, so consequently they were called "idlers". During full alert they were used for transport of ammunition, note-takers, assistant medics etc.

 

Wardrobe
Each sailor had one wardrobe for the following naval gear:

2 work jackets
1 work cap
2 work shirts
1 pair of bathing trunks
1 pair of bathing sandals
1 pair of blue trousers
1 blue blouse
1 wound dressing
1 pair of gloves
1 scarf
1 Korea cap
1 striped collar
1 sea bag

1 belt
1 khaki belt
1 raincoat
1 pair of safety shoes
1 pair of black shoes
1 neck tie
2 pair of warm socks
3 pair of black socks
1 blue sweater
3 pair of short underpants
2 pair of long underpants
2 vests with blue edge
2 vests without blue edge