was the first Royal Yacht
to be built with
complete ocean-going capacity
and designed as a Royal residence
to entertain guests around the world.
When she was decommissioned in 1997,
it marked the end of a long tradition
of British Royal Yachts,
dating back to 1660
and the reign of Charles II.
The Royal Yacht Norge
was a gift from the people of Norway
to King Haakon VII in 1947,
purchased in the wake a nationwide collection effort.
The ship is owned by His Majesty The King,
but is manned and maintained by the Royal Norwegian Navy.
The Royal Standard is flown from the aftermost mast
when the King is on board the Royal Yacht.
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.