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Belgian ship Godetia (A960)
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The A960 Godetia
Career (Belgium)
Name: A960 Godetia
Builder: Boelwerf, Temse
Launched: 7 December 1965
Commissioned: 1966
Homeport: Zeebrugge Naval Base
Motto: "Mos maiorum"
Nickname: HMS Godetia
Fate: Active in service as of 2012
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,700 tons standard,
2,500 tons fully loaded
Length: 91.30 m
Beam: 14.00 m
Draught: 3.50 m
Propulsion: 4 x diesel engines, developing 5,400 bhp (4,000 kW) on 2 shafts
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 95 (total); 8 officers, 29 NCO's and 55 sailors
Armament: 4 x .50 machine guns
Armour: None known
Aircraft carried: 1 helicopter
Aviation facilities: A telescopic hangar is fitted to the ship, capable of carrying 1 helicopter.

Godetia (A960) is a command and logistical support ship of the Belgian Naval Component, launched on December 7, 1965 at the Boelwerf in Temse, and christened by Mrs. Moyersoen. The patronage of the A960 Godetia was accepted by the city of Ostend. It was the first of two support ships.

The Godetia is currently commanded by Corvette Captain Peter Degraer.[1]


The Godetia is the successor of the HMS Godetia (K226), a British Flower-class corvette which was manned by Belgian sailors during World War II.


The Godetia has three missions: fishery protection, acting as a support and supply ship for minesweepers, and acting as a command ship for mine countermeasure operations.

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