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Name: Ægir
Builder: Aalborg Vaerft, Denmark
Laid down: 1967
Launched: June 1968
Commissioned: 1968
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Ægir-class offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 1,128 long tons (1,146 t)
Length: 229 ft 1 in (69.82 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draught: 19 ft (5.8 m)
  • MAN 8L40/54 x 2
  • 2 × 3163 kW (4300 BHP)
Speed: 20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h)
Capacity: 64
Complement: 16-19
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Surface Search: Sperry; E/F-band
  • Navigation: Furuno; I-band
  • Sonar: Hull-mounted high-frequency active search
Armament: 40 mm Bofors
Aircraft carried: One helicopter - Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma

ICGV Ægir is an Offshore Patrol vessel of the Icelandic Coast Guard built by Aalborg Værft, in Denmark. She is the first ship of the Ægir class and is the sistership of the slightly improved ICGV Týr. She participated in the two last Cod Wars.

In 1990 the original 57mm cannon was replaced with the current Bofors 40 mm gun and a large crane was added in 1994. The flight deck was enlarged in 1997 and in 2005 she was refitted in Poland with a new bridge and improved electronics suite.

Historical ships

The first ship in the Icelandic Coast Guard to bear the name Ægir was commissioned on 14 July 1929. In her early years she was considered the most advanced patrol and inspection ship of the Nordic countries. She participated in the First Cod War. Ægir sailed with the newly elected president (1944) Sveinn Björnsson in the 1940s around Iceland. Full armament during the Second World War consisted of a 57mm cannon, 37mm anti-aircraft gun, two machine guns and depth charges along with various small arms. When the new Ægir arrived she was decommissioned and sold for scrap, even though she was still in excellent condition.

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