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List of Royal Norwegian Navy ships

Fleet units and vessels (present)Edit

FrigatesEdit

 
HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen

Support vesselsEdit

Royal yachtEdit

  • Norge (A553) (formerly Philante, a private yacht of British ownership; escort vessel during WWII)

MinesweepersEdit

Submarine branchEdit

 
Ula class submarine

The submarine fleet consists of several Ula-class submarines.

MTB branchEdit

 
Skjold-class missile patrol boat HNoMS Skjold

The Coastal Warfare fleet consists of six Skjold-class missile patrol boats. The boat type is often branded a corvette.

  • Missile Torpedo Boat Command
    • Missile Patrol Boat (Skjold class):
      • Skjold (P960)
      • Storm (P961)
      • Skudd (P962)
      • Steil (P963)
      • Glimt (P964)
      • Gnist (P965)
    • Support vessel:

Naval Ranger branchEdit

 
A Norwegian Combat Boat 90

Logistics branchEdit

In the process of establishing a "logistics on keel" system.

Coast Guard units and vesselsEdit

 
Coast Guard vessel Harstad in Harstad
 
Coast Guard vessel NoCGV Nordkapp patrolling at Svalbard
 
Coast Guard vessel Ålesund in Bergen

Naval schoolsEdit

  • Royal Norwegian Naval Basic Training Establishment, HNoMS Harald Haarfagre, Stavanger
  • Royal Norwegian Navy Officer Candidate School, Horten
  • Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, Laksevåg, Bergen
  • Royal Norwegian Naval Training Establishment, HNoMS Tordenskjold, Haakonsvern, Bergen

Navy vessels (past)Edit

Several earlier ships are listed under Denmark.

Amphibious landing vesselsEdit

Armed auxiliariesEdit

 
Naval trawler HNoMS Honningsvåg

BrigsEdit

Coastal defence shipsEdit

CorvettesEdit

DestroyersEdit

 
HNoMS Draug – lead ship of the Draug class
 
HNoMS Sleipner – lead ship of the Sleipner class
  • Sleipner class Six vessels made in Norway from 1936 to 1939.
    • Sleipner (1936–1959) In Norwegian service during the war. Rebuilt to frigate in 1948.
    • Gyller (1938–1959) In German hands from 1940 to 1945. Rebuilt to frigate in 1948.
    • Æger (1936–1940)[1] Sunk by German bombers on 9 April 1940, at the beginning of Operation Weserübung after first sinking the German supply ship Roda and shooting down two Luftwaffe bombers.
    • Odin (1939–1959) In German hands from 1940 to 1945. Rebuilt to frigate in 1948.
    • Balder (1946–1959) In German hands from 1940 to 1945. Rebuilt to frigate in 1948.[1]
    • Tor (1946–1959) In German hands from 1940 to 1945. Rebuilt to frigate in 1948.
  • S class aka Savage class
 
HNoMS St Albans at sea while named USS Thomas.

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FrigatesEdit

 
Oslo-class frigate Oslo in the North Atlantic, October 1971

CuttersEdit

SchoonersEdit

SloopsEdit

Sloops, several of which were later rebuilt as 3. class gunboats.

  • Arendal launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875.[1]
  • Augvaldsnæs launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Bergen launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Bodøe launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Bragernæs launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Brevig launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875, then used as a minelayer.[1]
  • Christiansund launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Drøbak launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1872 to a catamaran steam gunboat and renamed Trold.[1]
  • Egersund launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Farsund launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Flekkefjord launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Fredrikshald launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Hammerfest launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Holmestrand launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Horten launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875 and used as a minelayer.[1]
  • Høievarde launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Kaholmen launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Karmøe launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1883 and used as a minelayer.[1]
  • Kongsberg launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875. Stricken 1905.[1]
  • Kristiansand aka. Christiansand launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875 and used as a minelayer.[1]
  • Langesund launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875. Stricken 1905.[1]
  • Larvik aka. Laurvig launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875.[1]
  • Levanger launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Lillesand launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875 and used as a minelayer.[1]
  • Lindesnæs launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Molde launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Moss launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Munkholmen launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Namsos launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Porsgrund launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875. Stricken 1905.[1]
  • Sarpsborg launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1872 as a catamaran steam gunboat and renamed Trold. Stricken 1905.[1]
  • Skeen launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875. Stricken 1905.[1]
  • Skudenæs launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1883. Stricken 1905.[1]
  • Soon launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Stat launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Strømsøe launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1872 as a catamaran steam gunboat and renamed Nøk. Stricken 1903.[1]
  • Svelvigen launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1872 as a steam gunboat and renamed Dverg. Stricken 1905.[1]
  • Sverresborg launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Tananger launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Tangen launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Tromsøe launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Trondhjem launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Tønsberg launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875. Stricken 1905.[1]
  • Udsire launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Vardøe launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Vardøhuus launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Aalesund launched between 1840 and 1845.[1]
  • Aaasgaardstrand launched between 1840 and 1845. Rebuilt 1875 and used as a minelayer.[1]

GunboatsEdit

 
1.-class gunboat HNoMS Ellida
 
2.-class gunboat of the Vale series

Steam powered gunboatsEdit

Submarine chasersEdit

 
Submarine chaser HNoMS King Haakon VII

SubmarinesEdit

  • Kobben (1909–1933)[1] Renamed A-1 on 21 February 1913. The tower of Kobben is preserved at the Royal Navy Officers' Training School at Horten.
  • A class Three vessels were bought in 1913, a fourth was ordered in 1914 (A-5) but was confiscated by the Imperial German Navy at the outbreak of World War I.
    • A-2 (1914–1940)[1]
    • A-3 (1914–1940)[1]
    • A-4 (1914–1940)[1]
    • A-5 Confiscated by Germany, named UA in 1914 and never entered Norwegian service.[1]
 
B class submarines B-2, B-3 and B-4

MinesweepersEdit

 
HNoMS Otra – the RNoN's first purpose built minesweeper
 
HNoMS Rauma – the RNoN's second purpose-built minesweeper

MinelayersEdit

 
Royal Norwegian Navy minelayer Frøya
 
Royal Norwegian Navy minelayer Olav Tryggvason

MonitorsEdit

 
The Norwegian monitor Skorpionen
 
HNoMS Nordkapp

Offshore patrol vesselsEdit

Torpedo boatsEdit

  • Rap (1873–1920) - the first modern torpedo boat.
  • Ulven (1878–1923)
 
2. class torpedo boat HNoMS Kjell.
  • 2. class – 27 built from 1882.
    • Lyn
    • Rask (1885–?)
    • Pil (1886–?)
    • Snar (1887–?)
    • Orm (1888–?)
    • Kjell (1912–1940) Captured by the Germans and used as a patrol boat under the name KT1, later rebuilt as a minesweeper under the name NK.02 Dragoner, sunk 28 September 1944 by British aircraft.
 
1. class torpedo boat HNoMS Sæl.
  • 1. class Ten vessels built from 1892.
  • 3. class One small harbour and fjord torpedo boat built in 1899.
    • Myg (1899–?)
    • Oter (1888–?)
    • Raket (1894–?)
    • Varg (1894–?)
    • Glimt (1897–?)
    • Djerv (1897–1940) Refitted as minesweeper. Sunk by own crew in Sognefjorden.
    • Storm (1898–1940)
    • Brand (1898–1946)
    • Trods (1898–?)
    • Dristig (1899–1940) Refitted as minesweeper. Sunk by own crew in Sognefjorden.
    • Laks (1900–?)
    • Sild (1900–?)
    • Sæl (1901–1940)
    • Skrei (1901–?)
    • Hauk (1902–?)
    • Falk (1902–?)
    • Ørn (1903–?)
    • Ravn (1903–?)
    • Grib (1905–?)
    • Jo (1905–?)
    • Lom (1905–?)
    • Skarv (1906–?)
    • Teist (1907–?)
  • Trygg class Three 256 ton vessels built between 1919 and 1921
     
    Trygg class torpedo boat HNoMS Snøgg
    • Trygg (1919–1940) Sunk, then salvaged by the Germans in 1940.
    • Snøgg (1920–1940) Captured by the Germans in 1940.
    • Stegg (1921–1940) Sunk in battle in 1940.
  • MTB 5 (1940)
  • MTB 6 (1940–1941)
  • MTB 56 (1941–1942)
  • MTB 345 (1943) Captured by the Germans 28 July 1943, lost in fire the next month
  • Fairmile D class aka D class. Ten vessels were in Norwegian service at the end of WWII. Seven of them were used until 1959.
  • Elco class Ten vessels received from the US Navy as part of a weapons aid program in 1951.
  • Tjeld class aka. Nasty class 20 vessels built in Norway from 1959 to 1966.
    • Tjeld (1959–1992) Renamed Sel. Transferred to Naval Reserve and used by Sea Home Guard. Sold for scrapping 1992.
    • Skarv (1959–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    • Teist (1960–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    • Jo (1960–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    • Lom (1961–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    • Stegg (1961–1992) Renamed Hval. Transferred to Naval Reserve and used by Naval Home Guard. Sold for scrapping 1992.
    • Hauk (1961–1992) Renamed Laks. Transferred to Naval Reserve and used by Sea Home Guard. Sold for scrapping 1992.
    • Falk (1961–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    • Ravn (1961–1992) Renamed Knurr. Transferred to Naval Reserve and used by Sea Home Guard. Sold for scrapping 1992.
    • Gribb (1961–?) Renamed Delfin. Transferred to Naval Reserve and used by Sea Home Guard. Was planned to be preserved by Kværner Mandal A/S, but later sold for scrapping.
    • Geir (1962–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    • Erle (1962–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    • Sel (1963–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    • Hval (1964–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    • Laks (1964–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    • Hai (1964–?) Transferred to Naval Reserve and used by Sea Home Guard. Plans are currently underway for Hai to be preserved as a museum ship in Fredrikstad.
    • Knurr (1964–1981) Sold to Stapletask Ltd, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
      • Lyr (1965–1992) Transferred to Naval Reserve and used by Sea Home Guard. Sold for scrapping 1992.
    • Skrei (1965-?) Transferred to Naval Reserve and used by Sea Home Guard. Transferred to the Royan Norwegian Navy Museum and preserved as a museum ship.
    • Delfin (1966–1984) Given to Friends of the Shetland bus as a preservation project, but the project failed and the ship was given to a private person.
  • Rapp class Six vessels built in Norway from 1952 to 1956.
  • Storm class 20 vessels built from 1965 to 1967.
  • Snøgg class Six vessels built from 1970 to 1971.
  • Hauk class

Training vessels, school shipsEdit

Other shipsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Norwegian Defence Force official website: Første seilas med F311 Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Norwegian Defence Force official website: Tredje fregatt på norske hender Archived 2 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ Norwegian Defence Force official websites notes last of class commissioned January 2011: Archived 3 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine (in Norwegian)
  5. ^ "Caught on camera: The explosive moment Norwegian navy blows up its OWN ship to test out latest long-range missile".

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