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75 years ago The Danish Navy scuttled itself
August 29, 2018
Today, 75 years ago, the majority of the Danish Navy was scuttled, to avoid to fall into the hands of the German occupation forces. The Danish government did not want to meet the German demands for death penalty for sabotage, etc. When the government rejected that the Danish Navy and Army could defend themselves against attacks from Germans forces, the commander-in-chief of the Danish Navy, admiral Vedel, ordered that the ships should either try to escape to Sweden, which was neutral, or they should be scuttled by their own crew, which happened for the majority of the ships. Some reached Sweden. The photo of the coast battleship Peder Skram, scuttled at Holmen, the naval base at Copenhagen, below the old mast crane, went around the world as a confirmation of the Danes' resistance against Nazi Germany.
Chief of defense staff visit HDMS Peder Skram
23. marts 2018
General Bjørn Bisserup, chief of defense staff, today visited Peder Skram to be informed about the frigate and its activities. Particularly the cooperation between the danish defense forces, as well as other officiel authorities and HDMS Peder Skram, was interesting for general Bisserup. The story of the cold war that is told on board the frigate also interested the general. He was planing to use HDMS Peder Skram as well in a official capacity and on private occasions.
Flag and jack on half mast. Gunsalute from the Sixtus
15 February 2018
Because of HRH Prince Henriks death, HDMS Peder Skram will have flag and jack on half mast today. Eight o'clock this morning a gunsalute was delivered with 3 times 27 shots, with a 30 second interval, from the Sixtus battery, close to HDMS Peder Skram. At the first shot, the flag and jack at the frigate was hoisted and subsequently after lowered into half mast. HRH Prince Henrik participated, in September 2008, together with H.M. the Queen, at the official opening of HDMS Peder Skram as a museum ship and Denmark's first Cold War Museum. Some years later, in December 2013, HRH Prince Henrik again visited the frigate, this time together with his two grandchildren, the princes Nikolai and Felix, who should have the same experience he have had five years earlier. The foundation behind HDMS Peder Skram has received four donations from the Fund of H.M the Queen and HRH Prince Henrik.
Happy New year
December 31, 2017
HDMS Peder Skram and the crew wish you all a happy new year and hope to se you again in 2018. The frigate is open for guided tours, meetings and social events on board throug out the year.
Admiral Bork is dead.
December 1, 2017
Rear admiral Jørgen Fritz Bork has passed away, 90 years old. In 1990 he was invited to join the committee, which previously had been formed in order to preserve the frigate HDMS Peder Skram. He was one of the leading persons in the effort to preserve and transform the frigate into a museum ship. In 1995 the Peder Skram Foundation was formed and Jørgen Bork became the first Chairman of the Board. Throughout his chairman's term, he linked many contacts and had an great impact on the implementation of the frigate project. He left as chairman in 2008, when he was elected as chairman of the board of representatives. This post he held until 2016, when he wanted to step down.
Jørgen Bork was admitted to the Royal Danish Naval Academy in 1945 and was appointed sea lieutenant in 1949. He was captain of HDMS Peder Skram from 1975 to 1977 and commanding officer of the Frigate squadron from 1980 to 1984. The same year he was appointed to rear admiral and chief of Naval Naval Operations. That position he held until 1988, when he was appointed as permanent Danish representative at NATO's Military Committee in Brussels. In this regard, he was appointed to temporary vice admiral. From this position he resigned in connection with his retirement in 1990.
Admiral Bork was well known as a dynamic, uncompromising and committed commanding officer who opently stod by his opinion, whether it was politicians or the Ministry of Defense. He was a strong personality who contributed to the reconstruction of the Royal Danish Navy after 1945 and its development during the Cold War.
Jørgen Bork was born July the 22th. 1927 and died December the 1th. 2017. He is going to be buried from the Naval church (Holmen's kirke) December the 16th.
Former professor and National antiquarian Olaf Olsen is death
HDMS Peder Skram has open again
11. september 2015
During the school childrens holydays from the 10th to the 18th of October, and during the Culture night of Copenhagen at the 9th of October, the Frigate will be open for visitors.
Veterans day onboard HDMS Peder Skram
13. august 2015
On the 22 and 23 August, the traditional frigate gathering for old crew members take place. Where the old stories again will be told about what life was onboard in the good old days. Royal Womens Marine music corps entertains. An event reserved for old frigate sailors.
Last day in this summer, HDMS Peder Skram has open
9. august 2015
Today it is the last day in the summer 2015, that the frigate is open. Next time is in october. Se more at "opening hours and prices".
The project for preservation HDMS Peder Skram started 25 years ago
July 15. 2015
The initiative to preserve HDMS Peder Skram was launched July the 15th. 1990, when the idea was presented in the newspapers. Shortly after a committe was appointed to try to save the frigate for scrapping and preserve it as a museum ship.
HDMS Peder Skram is now open for visitors.
June 26., 2015
It is now possible to visit the frigate every day fra 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from June 27th to August 9th. You can park your car close til the frigate.
The sailing vessel Danmark
May 28, 2015
The Training vessel Danmark visit Copenhagen from June 11th to 14th and can be experienced at Esplanaden, located at Nordre Toldbod. The Training ship is full-rigged and built in 1932 at Nakskov shipyard and have a weighs of 737 tons. When Denmark is not on a mission, it is baseed at Naval station at Frederikshavn.
50 years ago HDMS Peder Skram was launch
May 18, 2015
At May 20th 1965 buildingnumber 370 was launched from Hensingør Shipyard. The cost for the building of the frigate was 38.850.000 danish kroner. The cost for the projecting of both HDMS Peder Skram and HDMS Herluf Trolle was 750.000 danish kroner. Originally both frigates was designatet destroyers, with the pennant number D 320 and D 321. Later on they was redesignated frigates with the pennent numbers F 352 og F 353. The cost for HDMS Peder Skram was payed by USA, during the periode of the weapons aid to Denmark and therefore it was numbred PC 1644 in the US Navy.
Peder Skram is "fashionable"
April 29, 2015
The battle of Copenhagen 214 years ago.
Marry christmas and a happy new year
December 24, 2014
HDMS Peder Skram wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year. Looking forward to se you on board in 2015.
New traficregulations at Nyholm
December 5, 2014
The Naval station are changing the road signs on the Nyholms area. In this context, the Copenhagen police ordered the station to change the current practice that you are you allowed to bike against traffic direction. One of the days the sign will be removed and replaced by no-entry signs. Another change is that parking is prohibited and "no-stopping sign" will be removed. This is due to the introduction of parking area for the hole of Nyholm, where it is only allowed to park in parking bays. The Military Police enforcing the rules and give tickets for various traffic offenses, including speeding. Also to civilians.
25 years ago the Berlin Wall fell
October 29, 2014
On November 9th, 25 years ago the Berlin Wall fell. The wall which since 1961 had divided East and West Berlin into two parts with almost no connection between the residents. Killing of 251 people who tried to flee from East to West. More than 3,200 people were arrested for trying to escape. After the fall of the wall followed the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and then it was the end of the Cold War, who had lasted for more than 40 year.
Experience old Jaguar cars at Nyholm
October 23, 2014
If you fancy old Jaguar Cars, you should stop by HDMS Peder Skram, Saturday, 25th of October. The Danish Jaguar Club visit Peder Skram between the 11:00 a.m. and 13:00 p.m. during which time the many fine vintage cars can be experienced. Please note that there is no access to the frigate to the public. If you are a group of interested, you can book a guided tour that will last between 1½ and 2 hours.
New model af the minesweeper Aarøsund in model collection
October 8, 2014
Modelmaker Ebbe Talleruphus have completed a new model of the minesweeper M 571 HDMS Aarøsund that now can be seen in the model ship collection onboard Peter Skram. The model is self propelled and can sail. M 571 HDMS Aarøsund is built in the United States as part of the weapons aid to Denmark during the Cold War. Launched in 1953 and handed over to Denmark and commisioned in the Danish Navy in 1955. Aarøsund was decommisioned in 1982. The minesweeper was built of wood to sweep magnetic mines that had been droped in number of thousands in the Danish waters during World War II.
The HDMS Peder Skram is open in the autumn holidays
September 19, 2014
In school autumn holidays, HDMS Peder Skram is open to the public from September 11th. to 19th. both days inclusive. from 11:00 a.m. to 17:00. p.m. At the Culture night in Copenhagen, the frigate open to visitors with a valid Culture passport from 18:00 to 23:00. a.m. See more at: /aabningstider-priser.aspx
Danish cadet competition aboard HDMS Peder Skram
September 9, 2014
Cadets from the 3 officer schools, Army, Air Force and Navy, organizing sports competition at Nyholm September 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 15:00. p.m. Some of the competitions portion will take place onboard HDMS Peder Skram.
It is 71 years since the Danish Fleet sank itself.
August 29, 2014
71 years ago, the C-in-C of the Royal Danish Navy, Vice Admiral Aage Vedel order to sink the fleet, so it not would fall into German hands, as the occupying forces attack the Danish military in the early morning of the 29th of August 1943. A small number of vessels escape to the neutral Sweden.
Summer season opening to the public ends at August 10th.
August 8, 2014
August 10th is the last day there open for the public during this summer season. HDMS Peder Skram opens again in the autumn school vacation. Se more at "Opening hours and prices." It is possible to book a guided tours for groups outside the opening hours. Se more at "Contact"
Former chairman of the Union af Danish Metalworkers, Georg Poulsen is dead
July 24, 2014
Longstanding chairman of the Danish Metal Workers, Georg Poulsen, has died at the age of 84. Besides being active in the labor movement, he was, after he left his position as chairman, board member of the ISS, Aarhus Flydedok, the Great Belt Link, the Bank Invest and Danish Investing. He was also active for the preservation of the H.D.M.S. Peder Skram. As a member of "The Committee for the preservation of Peder Skram from 1990, Georg Poulsen want to ensure that H.D.M.S. Peder Skram was preserved for posterity. An interess he since continuously keept.
The Royal Lifegard sports club onboard HMS Peder Skram
June 19, 2014
On July 2, the Royal Lifeguards sports club have thair anual competition. Among other things jumps from the frigate and kayak polo. The activities on the frigate takes place between 12.30 and 2.30 p.m.. The frigate is open to the public with tickets.
The 28th. of June, HDMS Peder Skram again are open to the public
June 14, 2014
28th of June the frigate will be open to the public. All 7 days of the week between 11:00 a.m. and 17:00 p.m. See more at www.pederskram.dk/Opening-hours The last opening day for this periode is the 10th of August. Take some time also to see the other warships from the "Cold War". The submarine HDMS Sælen and torpedomissielboat HDMS Sehested or to see the Navys first radio station from 1908. The OXA Naval Radio station is Denmark's oldest working radio station.
70 anniversary for D-days landing.
June 6, 2014
Today 70 years ago, the Allies landed in Normandy. 150,000 soldiers from several countries, including 600 Danish seamen who represented the crews of 24 Danish merchant ships, participated in the largest military operation in history. It is gratifying that the Danish "war sailors," after many years of struggle for recognition, now finally is accepted for their services. 6000 Danish merchant sailors participated during World War II for the Allies
Nyholm is closed for the public during ESC 2014
May 1, 2014
During the European melody Gran Prix , ESC 2014, the naval station Holmen, which contents the hole of Nyholm , is closed to the public. The reason for that is, that the military area are used by police and others forces to project the music event at Refshale island, nearby. Events on the HDMS Peder Skram planned during this period, will take place. The frigate is used all of the year around as a practice object for the Armed Forces, police and fire brigade personnel. Though not in the opening period, summer and autumn. See the frigate's opening period.
Members of the Parliament meeting onboard HDMS Peder Skram
April 24, 2014
Danish People's Party, the Parliamentary Group, held today its group meeting onboard the HDMS Peder Skram. Sometimes the parliamentary group held their monthly evening group sessions at various institutions in Copenhagen - and now it was time to visit HDMS Peder Skram. There was time for a guided tour, and after Colonel Lars Moeller, retired, gave his view of the Danish defense current position, including the savings at the defense budget , and the consequences. After a light meal, it was time for the regular group meeting.
Holmen medal of honor have 213 years anniversary
January 29, 2014
The honery medal was inaugurated January 29, 1801 and was originally called Holmen 's Medal of honor until 1843, a term that still applies to the officials of the Navy . The correct term is " Medal for good service at The navy " .On the same day, the Foundation of Peder Skram celebrating that it was 19 years ago, it was established and the HDMS Peder Skram was transferred as a gift to the foundation.
Royal Christmas visit on board HDMS Peder Skram
17. december 2013
HRH the Prince consort visit, along with the Princes Nikolai and Felix, the frigate. Prince Henrik, admiral in The Royal Danish Navy, wanted to show his two grandchildren Peder Skram, which he last visited in 2008, along with HM The Queen, in connection with the official opening of Peder Skram. The two princes also gets the opportunity to experience the submarine HDMS Sælen, also situated at the Nyholm and is part of the danish collections of warships from the Cold War, located at Holmen.
The Royal Naval Academy are training on board HDMS Peder Skram
Although the frigate, HDMS Peder Skram approaching the 50th anniversary of launching of Elsinore shipyard and has been a museum frigate in nearly 20 years, the Royal Naval Academy continue to use the old gray frigate, from the Cold War, for the training of cadets. In weeks 43 and 44 the Academy implements "Operation Maverick" on board. The purpose of this exercise is to get as close to real life aboard a warship. The cadets will be accommodated for a period on board, where they are planning a deployment to the Gulf of Aden in connection with "Operation Ocean Shield", establish the officers mess, planning a reception for VIP's and much more. The Exercise is a recurring event in which HDMS Peder Skram are included and must prepare the new naval officers for their upcoming assignments in the Navy.
Visit Peder Skram in school autumn and connection Culture Night
From October 12th to 20th, the frigate again has open to the public. Take the opportunity to see the new exhibition about the Cold War. Hear and see former Foreign Minister Uffe Elleman Jensen talking about this exciting part of our recent history of Denmark. Two former admirals, Tim Sloth Jørgensen and Jørgen Bork, tell about the Navy's tasks during this period. Sometimes it could be a little nerve-wracking.HDMS Peder Skram has also open at "Kulturnatten". This can be purchased in the Marine barracks cafeteria where you also to eat. Experience the Royal Danish Navy band blow the Taptoo onboard Peder Skram, the submarine Sælen and motormissielship Sehested. See more about the Culturenight at Holmen on: www.kulturnat-holmen.dk/
70 years ago the Danish fleet sink it self the 29 of August 1943
20. august 2013
In the days of August in 1943 the Danish government had found that it no longer would accept the ever increasing and more stringent German interference in domestic matters such as law enforcement and demand for dead penalties for Dansih citizen. The goverment resigned, but before it ordered the Danish Army and Navy not to use armed force against a possible German attack. However, the chief of the Danish Navy Admiral Vedel, decided on his own to supplement the government's decision with an order either to escape to Sweden or to sink the ships. Previously, there was fabricated a number of explosives for the use of a possible sinking. The 29 of August, early in the morning, there was a series of explosions at the naval station Holmen in Copenhagen. About 31 ships were sunk by their own crews.
Long queues at other museums provide more visit on board the frigate
17. juli 2013
In this summer, many do not wish to stand in queues for hours to visit museums, etc., such as The Blue Planet. That means that more visitors visit the Peder Skram instead, to get a good and exciting summer experience in Copenhagen. Experience the Cold War at sea and the life on board the flagship of the danish fleet and the other warships from this period, and see the many beautiful old buildings at Nyholm, the old naval station in Copenhagen. Option to dine at the old naval barracks cafeteria. It is open every day from 11:00 until 17:00 until 11th of August
Chief of Defence Staff visit Peder Skram
3. juli 2013
Chief of Defence Staff, General Peter Bartram, visit today Peder Skram. Besides seeing and experiencing the frigate, the Chief of Defence Staff will be briefed about the cooperation between in the museumfrigate and the Danish Defense Forces.
The summer openings of Peder Skram take place the 29. of June
26 June 2013
The summer Opening period is from the
29. of June and unto 11. of August. See more about opening
hours and prices. A new permanent exhibition tells about Royal
Danish Navies duties during the Cold War. Among other things,
former Foreign Minister Uffe Ellerman Jensen, former Chief of the
Defense Staff, Admiral Tim Sloth Jørgensen, as well as former Chief
of Naval Operations, Rear Admiral Jørgen Bork tells about their
experiences during the Cold War.
New ship in the model collection.
6 June 2013
A model of the ice patrol vessel HDMS Hvidbjørnen (The White bear), are the latest showpiece in the collection. The model was "launched" at Nyholm of modeler Ebbe Talleruphus and sailed a trip around in the harbor, after which Hvidbjørnen was placed in her exhibition case. HDMS Hvidbjørnen is launched in 1961, commissioned the Navy in 1962 and was decommissioned in1992. The Hvidbjørnen class was built as a response to the disaster of M/S Hans Hedtofts at Cape Farewell in Greenland in 1959. The Navy had at that time not the right kind of ships which could operate in Greenland's icy waters. Read more about model collection here.
The new appointed C-in-C for Naval operations, The Royal Danish Navy, rearadmiral Frank Trojahn, visited Peder Skram during his apointment tour to all the navys establisments. He was informed about the long lasting cooperation between the Navy and the Peder Skram Foundation.
The Peder Skram foundation
30 April 2013
On the 30. of April the Danish Marine
Association handed over a price of DKK 10,000 to the Peder Skram
Foundation. The reason was that the Peder Skram tells the history
of the Cold War in Danish waters. The ceremony took place at the
Navies Church on the occasion of Danish Marine Society's 100th
Peder Skram in the TV program "Hammerslag"
4 February 2013
The 5. of February at. 20:00 p.m.
Peder Skram experienced in the popular TV program "Hammerslag" on
DR 1 Read more at www.dr.dk
25 years ago that HDMS Peder Skram was decommissioned
4 January 2013
The this year marks the 25 anniversary of HDMS Peder Skram decommission for the last time. It was purely political reasons and while the Cold War still was "hot". On the 4 of January 1988 paraded the crews of the frigates HDMS Peder Skram and HDMS Herluf Trolle for the last time at the Naval Station of Copenhagen (Holmen). The C-in-C of Naval Operations, Rear Admiral Jørgen Bork made a personal and emotional speech. Then a trumpet from The Royal Danish Navies Band played "The last post", and then the flags and pennants was down hauled.