Royal Norwegian Navy

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The Royal Norwegian Navy (often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Defence Force responsible for naval operations. As of 2005, the Navy consists of approximately 5,000 personnel and 25 vessels, including 3 frigates, 6 submarines, 14 patrol boats, 1 minelayer, 6 minesweepers, 1 mine detection vessel, 1 support vessel and 2 training vessels. The Navy also includes the Coast Guard. In English, Royal Norwegian Navy vessels are given the ship prefix "HNoMS," short for "His/Her Norwegian Majesty's Ship." In Norwegian, they are given the prefix "KNM," short for Kongelige Norske Marine. Coast Guard vessels are given the prefix "KV" for Kystvakt.

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Bases

The Royal Norwegian Navy has several bases:

Organization

The Navy is organized into the Fleet, the Coast Guard, and the Naval Schools. The Fleet consists of the Surface Flotilla (Overflateflotiljen), Submarine Flotilla (Undervannsflotiljen), Coastal Warfare Flotilla (Kyststridsflotiljen) and Mine Warfare Flotilla (Minekrigsflotiljen.)

Fleet units and vessels (present)

Surface Flotilla

  • Oslo class frigate (1964)
    • Bergen (F301) (currently in the process of being decomissioned)
    • Trondheim (F302)
    • Narvik (F304)
  • Support vessels:
    • Horten (A350), training vessel
    • Reinøysund (L4502), support vessel (former landing vessel)
    • Rotsund (L4505), support vessel (former landing vessel)
  • Royal yacht:

Mine Warfare Flotilla

Submarine Flotilla

The submarine fleet consists of several Ula class submarines.

  • 1st Submarine Squadron (Diesel-electric Ula class submarines):
    • KNM Ula (S300)
    • KNM Utsira (S301)
    • KNM Utstein (S302)
    • KNM Utvær (S303)
    • KNM Uthaug (S304)
    • KNM Uredd (S305)

Coastal Combat Flotilla

The Costal Warfare fleet consists of several Hauk class patrol boats, and one brand new Skjold class missile patrol boat.

  • Missile Torpedo Boat Command
    • Missile Patrol Boat (Skjold class):
      • Skjold (P960)
    • 21st Missile Torpedo Boat Squadron (Hauk class):
      • Tjeld (P989)
      • Stegg (P994)
      • Ravn (P996)
      • Geir (P998)
    • 22nd Missile Torpedo Boat Squadron (Hauk class):
      • Skarv (P990)
      • Jo (P992)
      • Falk (P995)
      • Gribb (P997)
      • Erle (P999)'
    • Out of service:
      • Hauk (P986)
      • Ørn (P987)
      • Terne (P988)
      • Teist (P991)
      • Lom (P993)
    • Support vessel:

Coast Guard units and vessels

Naval Schools

  • 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 (future)

The Norwegian Navy is undergoing a major modernization project to fortify its position as a modern and competent fleet. Some of these projects are the construction of 5 new Fridtjof Nansen class AEGIS frigates, 6 new Skjold class patrol boats and numerous upgradings of existing models and vessels. The plans are scheduled to be completed by 2010, and Norway will then have some of the most advanced vessels of their class in the world.

  • Frigates:
    • Fridtjof Nansen (F310). Launched June 3, 2004. Expected commissioning 2005.
    • Roald Amundsen (F311). Expected commissioning 2006.
    • Otto Sverdrup (F312). Expected commissioning 2007.
    • Helge Ingstad (F313). Expected commissioning 2008.
    • Thor Heyerdahl (F314). Expected commissioning 2009.
  • Missile Patrol Boats:
    • Storm (P961)
    • Skudd (P962)
    • Steil (P963)
    • Glimt (P964)
    • Gnist (P965)

Navy vessels (past)

Several earlier battleships are listed under Denmark.

  • Battleships:
    • Tordenskjold class
      • Tordenskjold (1897)
      • Harald Haarfagre (1897)
    • Norge class
      • Norge (1900) - Torpedoed 1940
      • Eidsvold (1900) - Torpedoed 1940
    • Glatton
  • Frigates:
    • Oslo (F300)
    • Stavanger (F303)
  • Submarine hunters:
    • Hessa
    • Hitra (museum vessel)
    • Vigra
  • Submarines:
  • Minesweepers:
    • Kvina
    • Ogna
    • Sauda
    • Sira
    • KNM Tana
    • Tista
    • Utla
    • Vosso
    • Alta (M314) (museum vessel)
  • Mine Layer
  • Amphibious landing vessels:
    • Sørøysund (L4503)
    • Maursund (L4504)
    • Tjeldsund (L4506)
  • Torpedo boat:
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