|Hood wrote: *||September 19th, 2021, 8:15 am|
Very nice work and 3 weeks of effort doesn't seem too bad at all for a 4-view drawing like this!
Nice to see the Oslo class getting an updated drawing, very nice work.
With the two propeller options, I guess that entailed a drydocking spell to swap them over, was it ever done regularly in service?
As preparations for the 1960 Fleet Plan, the main naval base was shifted from Karljohansvern at Horten to the newly constructed Haakonsvern outside Bergen. This entailed building a whole new base from scratch, and included a mountain drydock on the base that was large enough to accomodate the Oslo-class frigates for routine maintenance. This meant that the frigates could be docked very quickly and easily if needed (and there wasn't a ship already in dock being maintained), without having to go to a shipyard.
In the 2000s, the mountain drydock was upgraded and extended to accomodate the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates, and is still in daily use to this day.