Experience what life was on board the largest warship of the Royal Danish Navy during The Cold War. How the crew lived in their quarters and the officers in their cabins. See how they worked, visit the wardrooms and the Captain's cabin.
Take a look at the sick bay, the laundry, the prison cell and the galley, there was cooking for a crew of 180. Visit the power center of the frigate - the control room and the five engine rooms - and of course the brain of the frigate - the operations room, from where the "war" was waged by the Captain and his staff. Take a look, too, at the radio station, the wheelhouse and the open bridge, from where there is a magnificent view of Copenhagen Harbour. Crawl into the big cannon. Touch the shells, the missiles and the torpedoes or study the collection of models of Danish warships from The Cold War.
Flagship during The Cold War
In case of war HDMS Peder Skram would be the flagship controlling the Danish and West-German naval forces in their defense against an invasion. It was from HDMS Peder Skram the large-scale, coordinated missile attack, against a hostile landing forces, called "Operation Hurricane", was to be launched and directed. In 1966, when Peder Skram was launched, she caused international attention by being the first major warship propelled by a combination of gas turbines and diesel engines and fitted with variable pitch propellers for adjusting the speed.
In 1982 a HARPOON missile by accident was launched from Peder Skram. The missile flew 34 km before detonating in a weekend cottage area at Lumsås near Sjællands Odde. The explosion caused the destruction of 4 cottages, and damage to another 130. No persons were injured.
Being a distinguished example of the art of Danish shipbuilding and the flagship of the invasion defense of Denmark during The Cold War, the frigate HDMS Peder Skram has now been preserved as a living museum, together with The submarine HDMS Sælen and missiletorpedoboat HDMS Sælen, The naval station of Copenhagen together with The old mast crane from 1751 content an exhibition of modelships etc. built by The model builders guild of The Royal Naval Museum.