Kongeskibet Dannebrog – A540 – 1932


The Royal Yacht Dannebrog

was named by Queen Alexandrine in Copenhagen in 1931

and hoisted its flag for the first time on 26 May 1932.

Dannebrog now serves as the official and private residence

for The Queen and other members of the Royal Family

when they are on official visits overseas

or on summer cruises in home waters.


The Royal Yacht also takes part in surveillance

and sea rescue operations when at sea.

Dannebrog was built in 1931-1932

at the Naval Dockyard in Copenhagen

as a replacement for the previous royal vessel,

the paddle steamer Dannebrog from 1879.