Denmark recently named it's latest frigate Iver Huitfeldt.
These new Iver Huitfeldt class frigates have generated a great deal of interest.
Almost as much as their unusual half sisters the Absalon class.
Both of these classes are often cited as examples of low cost warship design.
However,closer examination of Danish documents suggests their true price is far from clear.
Like many other global warship projects these vessels have suffered from cost overruns in the past.
Recent news suggests they have another less common problem.
This Danish report suggests that the keels of the Iver Huitfeldt class are bent,like a banana.
This 6 centimetre distortion is said to be the result of cooling after welding sections of the ship together.
Fortunately this is not expected to be a significant problem.