Sunday, April 29, 2012

HDMY Dannebrog (A540)

Her Danish Majesty's Yacht Dannebrog (Danish: KDM Dannebrog) was launched by Queen Alexandrine in Copenhagen in 1931, and commissioned on 26 May 1932. The yacht now serves as the official and private residence for HM The Queen of Denmark, HRH the Prince Consort, and members of the Royal Family when they are on official visits overseas and on summer cruises in Danish waters.

The Dannebrog, named after the flag of Denmark and has dual functions: it is primarily the Royal Yacht during peacetime; it can become a hospital ship during emergency alerts or war.