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Other tasks include surveillance, search and rescue, icebreaking, oil spill recovery and prevention as well as contributions to international tasks and forces.
During the period 1509–1814, when Denmark was in a union with Norway, the Danish Navy was part of the Dano-Norwegian Navy.
It was also during this period that dedicated naval bases and shipyards were founded.
Denmark therefore naturally has long-standing maritime traditions, dating back to the 9th century when the Vikings had small but well-organised fleets.
Denmark is one of several NATO member states whose navies do not deploy submarines.
The geographic layout of Denmark (not including Greenland and the Faroe Islands) has a coastline to land area ratio of 1:5.9.
They were mainly petty criminals, who had to choose between working in the king’s navy or imprisonment.
They received basic training in seamanship and carpentry, enabling them to sail the ships.
Swedish War of Liberation (1510–23) Count's Feud (1534–36) Nordic Seven Years' War (1563–70) Kalmar War (1611–13) Torstenson War (1643–45) Second Nordic War (1657–60) Scanian War (1675–79) Great Nordic War (1700 & 1709–20) Punitive expedition against Barbary (1769–70) Battle of Copenhagen (1801) Battle of Copenhagen (1807) Gunboat War (1807–14) First Schleswig War (1848–51) Second Schleswig War (1864) Operation Desert Shield (1990–91) Operation Sharp Guard (1993–96) Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003) Combined Task Force 150 (2008– ) Combined Task Force 151 (2009– )) is the sea-based branch of the Danish Defence force.