Okay, let's have a look at Dannebrog inside.
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These pictures are from Dannebrog's homebase at Frederikshavn, where she was being prepared for this years cruises and the conscripts were being trained. The conscripts started their service in January.
When you walk up the gangway or phalarope or whatever you want to call it, you will meet the officer of the watch. He will enter your name on the duty roster/board, so that in case of an emergency he knows who is onboard and who is not.
The captain's cabin. He may hold the most distinguished ship command in the Danish navy, but it isn't exactly a luxurious accomodation. In fact he sleeps with his feet under his desk.
It is QMII, with her usual colorful taste, who have chosen the pattern for the captain's bunk.
The concript rating's mess.
The conscript's bunks. They stow away their belongings in the drawers.
The Danish nautical word for the crew's quarters is "banjer".
There are two toilets/heads for the conscripts and three showers. There is no distinction between men and women.
Conscripts, here in work fatigue, spend the late winter and entire spring training for the cruises. There is at present a two year waiting list to serve onboard Dannebrog, cooks and bakers are very much in demand.
A growing number of conscripts are women.
Men have a duty to serve as a conscript here in DK if need be, women have a right to serve as a conscript, if they wish to.
Every morning fresh bread is baked for the crew as well as the royals. However the dinners prepared by conscript cooks in the galley, both for the crew and the DRF, are different.
During the cruises the ship is cleaned every day between 08.00 and 09.30. The salt is particularly hard on the much brass onboard, so it is estimated that more than 200 litres of polish is used every year.
The officers mess. Conscripts who serve at dinners for the DRF and guests, practise their skills at the officers first.
A ship like Dannebrog, of course needs supplies, lots of supplies.
On trips abroad the escorting warship also serve as a tender for Dannebrog.
She is painted every year. Every surface that is white, grey or yellow is repainted. The sea takes it's toll and it's no use just to spot-paint her. That would be clearly visible.
The hall. As I understand it, it's the first room you go in to, when you enter the DRF section of Dannebrog.
Behind the painting on the wall is a TV-screen.
From here is also a stairway down to the private cabins (lukafer) of the DRF.
Then you walk down the corridor on a carpet that is also a chart of the eastern coastline of Zealand, form Copenhagen up past Kronborg Castle.
Along the corridor are "lukafer" = cabins for the personal staff of the DRF. I.e. the Lady in Waiting, adjutants etc.
At the end of the corridor, you come to the dining room. The table can of course be extended. You will notice that the carpets have been stowed away for the winter and so have the paintings on the wall. For the same reason the armchairs have been covered.
Close to the dining room is the pantry, in nautical terms called a "bestiklukaf", which I believe is translated to chartroom.
The china is secured as you can see, Dannebrog rolls a lot in the sea, not that it affects the DRF much, they are not prone to seasickness.
However, should you one day find yourself onboard Dannebrog as a guest of the DRF and you are sailing in the North Atlantic, you will almost with guarantee end up in this nook - wishing to die. Said to be the most stable place on the ship. At least in the DRF quarters. It is located in the corridor. This also used to be Queen Ingrid's favorite spot.
The little round table in the background is a well-used bridge table.
Notice the telltale-compass in the ceilling.
The piano (flygel) is very much used by Prince Henrik.
A closer look at the telltale compass. On this and an identical compass in Frederik's IX's study, now used by Prince Henrik, you can keep an eye on the heading of the ship.
Frederik IX, being very much a sailor king, was known to keep a very vigilant eye on the compass, if he noticed the ship had changed course, he contacted the bridge to ask why.
The smoking salon on the top deck. From here you have an almost panoramic view of the sea. It is a favorite place of Prince Henrik, who usually enjoys his morning coffee here, and who can blame him?
The smoking salon, inside. The pillows have been embroidered by QMII and the motifs are from Greenland and The Faroe Islands.
In the back is a small library. The books are changed every year and new books, especially about the places Dannebrog is to visit during the cruises are added. The library also functions as wardrobe for visiting guests.