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This article is a list of Royal Norwegian Navy fleet units and vessels, both past and present.

Ships from the years 1509 to 1814 might be listed under Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy.

Fleet units and vessels (present)[edit]

Frigate branch[edit]

HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Support vessels:
    • Horten (A530), training vessel[5]
    • Reinøysund (L4502), support vessel (former landing vessel)
    • Rotsund (L4505), support vessel (former landing vessel)
  • Royal Yacht:
    • Norge (A553) (formerly Philante, a private yacht of British ownership; escort vessel during WWII)

Mine branch[edit]

Alta class mine sweeper Rauma
  • 1st Mine Clearing Squadron
    • Oksøy class mine hunter (1994)
      • Oksøy M340
      • Karmøy M341
      • Måløy M342
      • Hinnøy M343
    • Alta class mine sweeper (1996):
      • Alta M350
      • Otra M351
      • Rauma M352
      • Orkla M353 (Ship sunk due to fire on 19 November 2002)
      • Glomma M354
  • Minesweeper/minelayer:
  • Mine Clearance Command (divers)

Submarine branch[edit]

Ula class submarine

The submarine fleet consists of several Ula class submarines.

MTB branch[edit]

Skjold class missile patrol boat HNoMS Skjold

The Coastal Warfare fleet consists of six brand new 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 branch[edit]

A Norwegian Combat Boat 90

Logistics branch[edit]

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

Coast Guard units and vessels[edit]

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

Naval schools[edit]

  • 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 vessels[edit]

Armed auxiliaries[edit]

Naval trawler HNoMS Honningsvåg

Brigs[edit]

Coastal defence ships[edit]

Corvettes[edit]

Destroyers[edit]

HNoMSDraug - 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 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.

[1]

Frigates[edit]

Oslo class frigate Oslo in the North Atlantic, October 1971

Cutters[edit]

Schooners[edit]

Sloops[edit]

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]

Gunboats[edit]

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

Steam powered gunboats[edit]

Submarine chasers[edit]

Submarine chaser HNoMS King Haakon VII

Submarines[edit]

  • Kobben (1909–1933)[1] Renamed A-1 in 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

Minesweepers[edit]

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

Minelayers[edit]

Royal Norwegian Navy minelayer Frøya
Royal Norwegian Navy minelayer Olav Tryggvason

Monitors[edit]

The Norwegian monitor Skorpionen
HNoMS Nordkapp

Offshore patrol vessels[edit]

Torpedo boats[edit]

  • 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 ships[edit]

Other ships[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Norwegian Defence Force official website: Første seilas med F311 (Norwegian)
  3. ^ Norwegian Defence Force official website: Tredje fregatt på norske hender (Norwegian)
  4. ^ Norweigian Defence Force official websites notes last of class commissioned January 2011: (Norwegian)
  5. ^ Mil.no on KNM Horten (Norwegian)
  6. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2336822/Caught-camera-The-explosive-moment-Norwegian-navy-blows-OWN-ship-test-latest-long-range-missile.html

Sources[edit]


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