BNS Godetia - A960
BNS Godetia as part of NATO's Standing Mine Countermeasures Force Group 1 (SNMCMG1) making a courtesy visit with HMS Brocklesby, FGS Bad Bevensen and HNOMS Otra to Newcastle Upon Tyne, entering Port of Tyne, 4th May 2007. Photographed from North Shields Fishquay.
BNS Godetia (Belgian Navy) is the Flagship of the Group. The NATO Group is carrying out ean xtensive fourteen-week mine clearance operation in the waters of Belgium, the Netherlands, the U.K., Latvia, Estonia and France.
She is a Belgian Navy minecraft logistics support ship, 2,500-ton, 92m long, and is the largest in Belgiumís small Navy. Launched on 7th of December 1965, at the Boel Yards (shipyard), Temse. Her role includes:
Support and Supply ship for minesweepers.
Command ship for Mine Counter Measure operations.
Radius of action
6.000 miles at economical speed (15 kts)
Displacement: 2.500 tons
Draught: 3,50 m
Length: 91,30 m
Width: 14 m
55 sailors and +/- 40 cadets
4 fastrunning dieselengines 1350HP each
4 x .50 machine guns