Ships of the Norwegian navy

A list of all (hopefully) armed ships and boats in the Norwegian navy in April 1940. For each vessel the following info is given: name, type, technical data and a short history. I will fill out the history data when I get the time to do it.

Armored ships
Norge

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armored ship 2x21cm, 44 cal 
6x15cm, 46 cal
6x76mm, 2x45cm torp
2x76mm AA, 2x20mm AA
6 AA machine guns
16-17kn, 3645 ton, 229 men
armor: 8in turrets, 6in belt, turret bases and tower, 2in deck.
Launched 1900
Stationed at Ofoten fjord (Narvik). Sunk at Narvik by German destroyers after a short fight in the morning of the 9th of April.
Eidsvold armored ship as above Launched 1900
Stationed at Ofoten fjord (Narvik). Sunk in Ofotfjord without fight by German destroyers in the morning of the 9th of April.
Harald Hårfagre armored ship 2x21cm, 44 cal
6x10cm, 44 cal
8x76mm, 2x45cm torp
2x76mm AA, 2x1pdr AA

after rearmament as below.

Launched 1897, Decomissioned
Used as depot ship in Horten.
Rearmed by Germans as floating AA-battery under the name Thetis. 
Tordenskjold armored ship as above

after rearmament:
6x10,5/45 cm, 2x4cm, 14x2cm, 2xfog gun.
Crew approx. 240 man.
In january 1944 installed 4x2cm FlakFierling.

Launched 1897, Decomissioned
Used as depot ship in Horten
Rearmed by Germans as floating AA-battery under the name Nymphe. 

Destroyers (Sleipner class)
Æger

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destroyer 3x10cm Bofors, 
2x21in torp
1x40mm AA, 2xAAmg
4 D.C.T, mine laying cap.
597 ton, 30kn, 75 men
Launched 1936
Stationed at Stavanger. Did sink the German transport Roda on the 9th of April. Hit later the same day by German bombers, beached and abandoned. Guns used by the Germans for the defense of Stavanger.
Sleipner destroyer as Æger exc. only 2x10cm Launched 1936
Stationed in Kristiansund.
Op
Left for Scotland 26th April.
Gyller destroyer as Æger exc. 4x21in torp Launched 1938
Stationed in Egersund, but temporary in Kristiansand on 9th April. Did not participate in the defense. Surrendered with the fortress and taken into German service as Löwe.
Odin destroyer as Æger exc. 20mm AA instead of 40mm Launched 1939
Stationed in Egersund, but temporary in Kristiansand on 9th April. Did not participate in the defense. Surrendered with the fortress and taken into German service as Leopard.
Balder destroyer as Æger with possible exceptions. Launched 1939 but not yet comissioned.
Taken into German service as Panter.
Tor destroyer as Æger with possible exceptions. Launched 1939 but not yet comissioned.
Still under construction in Fredrikstad and taken by the Germans 12th April (in German service as Tiger).

Destroyers (Draug class)  
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Garm destroyer 6x76mm, 3x45cm torp
540 ton, 27kn, 75 men
Launched 1913
Stationed in Bergen. Operated in Sognefjord after the German occupation of Bergen. Sunk by German bombers 26.April.
Troll destroyer as Garm Launched 1910
Stationed at Måløy. Operated in Sognefjord after the German occupation of Bergen.
Taken by the Germans 18.May after the surrender in south N.
Draug

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destroyer as Garm Launched 1908
Stationed in Haugesund. Left for Britain on 9.April.

Torpedo boats (OBS not Motor Torpedo Boats)
Snøgg

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torpedo boat 2x76mm, 4x45cm torp
220 ton, 25kn, 33 men
Launched 1917
Stationed at Florø. Operated in Sognefjord after the German occupation of Bergen.
Taken by the Germans 18.May after the surrender in south N.
Stegg torpedo boat as Snøgg Launched 1917
Stationed at Skudeneshavn.
Sunk in action at Uskedal on 20.April.
Trygg

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torpedo boat as Snøgg Launched 1916
Stationed at Harøysund but on repair in Ålesund. Sunk on 25.April after German air raids.
Kjell torpedo boat 1x76mm, 3x45cm torp
84 ton, 25kn, 21 men
Launched 1912
In Kristiansand for repair on 9. April. Taken by the Germans.
Skarv torpedo boat 2x46mm, 3x45cm torp
84 ton, 25kn, 21 men
Launched 1907
At quay in Egersund on 9.April. Taken by surprise by the Germans.
Teist torpedo boat 2x46mm, 3x45cm torp
84 ton, 25kn, 21 men
Launched 1906
Stationed in Farsund
Jo torpedo boat 2x37mm, 2x45cm torp
55 ton, 23kn, 16-17 men
Launched 1905
Stationed in Arendal. Operated between Arendal and Risør, but without offensive moves, until sunk by its own crew on 18.April.
Grib torpedo boat as Jo Launched 1905
Stationed in Risør. Operated between Arendal and Risør, but without offensive moves, until sunk by its own crew on 18.April.
Ravn torpedo boat as Jo Launched 1903
Stationed in Langesund. Operated between Arendal and Risør, but without offensive moves, until sunk by its own crew on 18.April.
Ørn torpedo boat as Jo Launched 1903
In Horten for repair on 9. April
Taken by the Germans.
Lom torpedo boat as Jo Launched 1905
In Horten for repair on 9. April
Taken by the Germans.
Storm torpedo boat 2x37mm, 2x45cm torp
107 ton, 21kn, 19-20 men
Launched 1898
Stationed at Hummelsund in Korsfjorden. Sank 13.April after running aground.
Brand torpedo boat as Storm Launched 1898
Stationed at Fedje (Bergen) but on repair in Bergen. Taken by the Germans.
Sæl torpedo boat as Storm Launched 1901
Stationed at Brandasund in Selbjørnsfjorden.
Sunk in action in Hardangerfjord 18.April.
Skrei torpedo boat as Storm Launched 1901
Stationed at Hestvika on Hitra. Moved to Kristiansund area where it lay inactive. Sunk by own crew 8.May.
Sild torpedo boat as Storm Launched 1900
Stationed at Bessaker. Operated in Molde area. Sunk by own crew on 5.May.
Laks torpedo boat as Storm Launched 1900
Stationed at Knarlagsund. In Trondheim for repair on 9.April. Taken by the Germans on 13.April.

Submarines
A2 submarine 1x76mm, 3x45cm torp
250/355 ton, 14.5/9kn, 16 men
Launched 1913 (or 1914?)
Stationed at Tønsberg. Forced to surface and surrendered by German R22 and 23 in the morning 9. April. Later retaken by the Norwegians, but without the crew and then taken again by the Germans.
A3 submarine as above Launched 1913
Stationed at Tønsberg
Unable to attack and sunk by its own crew on 15.April. 
A4 submarine as above Launched 1913
Stationed at Tønsberg
Unable to attack and sunk by its own crew on 15.April. 
B1 submarine 1x76mm, 4x45cm torp
420/545 ton, 14.5/10.5kn
23 men
Launched 1922
Stationed in Ofoten
B2 submarine as above Launched 1923
Stationed in Kristiansand. Surrendered on 9.April after the capitulation of the fortress.
B3 submarine as above Launched 1925
Stationed at Ofoten
B4 submarine as above Launched 1927???
In Horten for repair on 9.April.
Left by crew at Filtvet on 9.April and taken by the Germans the day after.
B5 submarine as above Launched 1929
Stationed in Kristiansand. Surrendered on 9.April after the capitulation of the fortress.
B6 submarine as above Launched 1929
Stationed in Bergen. Operated in Sognefjord after German occupation of Bergen. Taken by the Germans 18.May, after the surrender of South Norway.

Mine layers
Frøya

 

mine layer 4x10cm, 1x76mm, 2x45cm torp, 96 mines
595 ton, 22kn, 78 men
Launched 1916
On its way from Finnmark to Oslofjord it anchored near the mounth of Trondheimsfjord on 8. April, and moved in to the protection of Agdenes fortress when news came about the German assault. Trapped there when Agdenes surrendered it was demolished by its crew on 13. April.
Olav Tryggvason

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mine layer 4x12cm, mines,
1x76mmAA, 2xAAmg
1596 ton, 20kn, 175 men
Launched 1932
At Horten for repair. Defended the harbor against Albatross, R17 and R27. Surrendered together with the marine base and taken into German use as Brummer.
Laugen mine layer 2x76mm, ca 50 mines
335 ton, 9.5kn, 39 men
Launched 1917
Jersøy. Capitulated in Melsomvik on 14.April.
Glommen mine layer as Laugen Launched 1917
Jersøy. Capitulated in Melsomvik on 14.April.
Nor mine layer 1x12cm, 1x47mm, 2x37mm, mines
236 ton, 8.5kn, 31 men
Launched 1878
Jersøy. Capitulated in Melsomvik on 14.April.
Vidar mine layer as Nor Launched 1878
Jersøy. Capitulated in Melsomvik on 14.April.
Uller mine layer 1x12cm, 3x37mm
250 ton, 8kn, 31 men
Launched 1876
Stationed at Follesøy. Laid mines in the approach to Bergen. Taken by surprise by the Germans on 9.April. Destroyed 1.May by a Norwegian He115 while mining the mouth of Sognefjord. 
Vale mine layer as Uller Launched 1874
Stationed at Håøy (Bergen). Operated in Sognefjord after the German occupation of Bergen. Taken by the Germans after the surrender in south Norway.
Gor mine layer 1x12cm, 1x76mm, 2x37mm
290 ton, 10kn, 38 men
Launched 1885
Stationed at Herdla (Bergen). Operated in Sognefjord after the German occupation of Bergen. Taken by the Germans after the surrender in south Norway.
Tyr mine layer as Gor but with 1x57mm instead of 1x76mm gun Launched 1887
Stationed at Klokkarvik. Laid mines in the approach to Bergen on 9.April, which took a couple of German transports and smaller crafts. Operated from Uskedal, where it was taken by surprise by the Germans on 20.April.
Torefjell car ferry, field modified as mine layer   Converted to mine layer 14.April, with the mines from Gor and Vale. Operated in Sognefjord.

Mine sweepers
Hauk mine sweeper 2x37mm
67 ton, 19kn, 14 men
Launched 1902
In Horten for repair on 9.April.
Falk mine sweeper as Hauk, but 20.5kn Launched 1902
Hvas mine sweeper as Hauk Launched 1900
Kjæk mine sweeper as Hauk, but 17kn Launched 1900
Patrolled in outer Oslofjord in the night 8-9th April.
Djerv mine sweeper as Hauk Launched 1898
Stationed at Håøy.
Dristig mine sweeper as Hauk Launched 1899
Stationed at Håøy.
Otra mine sweeper 1x76mm
370 reg.ton, 15kn, 25 men
Launched 1939.
Stationed at Horten. Left by crew at Filtvet on 9.April and taken by the Germans the day after.
Rauma mine sweeper as Otra Launched 1939
Stationed at Horten. Fought against R27. Surrendered together with the marine base.

Patrol vessels of different kinds
Skudd I patrol boat 1x76mm
247 reg.ton, 12kn, 15 men
Launched 1929
Skudd II patrol boat as Skudd I Launched 1929
Patrolled in outer Oslofjord in the night 8-9th April.
Oter I patrol boat 1x76mm
251 reg.ton, 12kn, 15 men
Launched 1929
Hval II patrol boat 1x76mm
224 reg.ton, 12kn, 15 men
Launched 1927
In Horten for repair on 9.April.
Hval III patrol boat 1x76mm
246 reg.ton, 12kn, 15 men
Launched 1928
In Horten for repair on 9.April.
Hval IV patrol boat 1x76mm (possibly 2x37mm)
248 reg.ton, 12kn, 15 men
Launched 1929
Stationed in Kristiansand and surrendered with the fortress.
Hval V patrol boat 1x76mm
248 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1929
Stationed in Måløy - Ålesund.
Hval VI patrol boat 1x76mm
248 reg.ton, 12kn, 15 men
Launched 1929
Stationed in Kristiansand and surrendered with the fortress.
Hval VII patrol boat 1x76mm
248 reg.ton, 12kn, 15 men
Launched 1930
Stationed in Kristiansand and surrendered with the fortress.
Pol III patrol boat 1x76mm
214 reg.ton, 11kn, 15 men
Launched 1926
Patrolled in outer Oslofjord in the night 8-9th April. First to encounter the German invasion fleet. Sunk by Albatros shortly before midnight. Cpt Welding Olsen became the first victim of the invasion.
Farm patrol boat 2x65mm
424 reg.ton, 9kn, 32 men
Launched 1900
Patrolled in outer Oslofjord in the night 8-9th April.
Treff patrol boat 1x76mm
204 reg.ton, 11kn, 14 men
Launched 1925
Ramoen patrol boat 1x76mm
299 reg.ton, 10.5kn, 15 men
Launched 1907
Sætre patrol boat 1x76mm
172 reg.ton, 11.5kn, 14 men
Launched 1925
Beta patrol boat 1x76mm
168 reg.ton, 11.5kn, 14 men
Launched 1900
In Horten for repair on 9.April.
Alpha patrol boat 1x76mm
10.5kn, 14 men
Launched 1904
Stationed at Oscarsborg
Furu patrol boat 1x76mm
10kn, 14 men
Launched ???
Stationed at Oscarsborg
Lyn patrol boat 2x37mm
38 ton, 20kn, 16 men
Launched 1896
Stationed in Kristiansand and surrendered with the fortress.
Kvik patrol boat as Lyn, but only 19kn Launched 1897
Stationed in Kristiansand and surrendered with the fortress.
Blink patrol boat as Lyn, but only 19kn Launched 1896
At Marvika, Kristiansand for repair on 9.April and surrendered with the fortress.
William Barents patrol boat 1x76mm or 2x37mm (?)
203 reg.ton, 11kn, 15 men
Launched 1924
At Marvika, Kristiansand for repair on 9.April and surrendered with the fortress.
Firern patrol boat 1x76mm or 2x37mm (?)
247 reg.ton, 12kn, 15 men
Launched 1929
In Kirkehamn on 9.April
Lyngdal patrol boat 1x76mm or 2x37mm (?)
149 reg.ton, 10kn, 15 men
Launched 1912
Manger patrol boat 1x65mm
153 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1911
stationed at Klokkarvik.
Alversund patrol boat 1x65mm
178 reg.ton, 11kn, 18 men
Launched 1926
stationed at Klokkarvik.
Lindaas patrol boat 1x47mm
??? reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched ???
Stationed at Klokkarvik.
Haus patrol boat 1x65mm
135 reg.ton, 10.5kn, 18 men
Launched 1914
Stationed at Klokkarvik.
Øygar patrol boat 1x76mm
153 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1908
Stationed at Klokkarvik but on repair in Bergen.
Oster patrol boat 1x76mm (possibly smaller)
189 reg.ton, 10.5kn, 18 men
Launched 1908
Stationed at Follesøy.
Smart patrol boat 1x76mm (possibly smaller)
122 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1907
Stationed at Follesøy.
Veslefrikk patrol boat 1x76mm (possibly smaller)
169 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1924
Stationed at Bøvågen on Radøy.
Veslegutt patrol boat 1x76mm (possibly smaller)
168 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1912
Stationed at Bøvågen on Radøy but on repair in Bergen.
Rundøy patrol boat 10kn, 18 men Launched ???
Andenes patrol boat 10kn, 18 men Launched ???
Heilhorn patrol boat 1x76mm
192reg.ton, 9kn, 16-18men
Launched 1908
Stationed at Hasselvika (Agdenes)
Stenkjær patrol boat 1x76mm
159reg.ton, 10kn, 16-18men
Launched 1878
Stationed at Hasselvika (Agdenes)
Fosen patrol boat 1x76mm
273reg.ton, 10kn, 16-18men
Launched 1906
Stationed at Hasselvika (Agdenes)
Nauma patrol boat 1x76mm
219reg.ton, 8.5kn,16-18men
Launched 1891
Stationed at Hasselvika (Agdenes). In Trondheim for repair on 9.April. Taken by the Germans on 13.April.
Haug II patrol boat 1x76mm
213reg.ton, 11kn, 16-18men
Launched 1925
Stationed at Vallersund but on repair in Trondheim. Taken by the Germans on 13.April.
Haug III patrol boat as Haug II Launched 1925
Stationed at Rørvik.
Sperm patrol boat 1x65mm
239 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1925
Stationed in Tananger (Stavanger area)
Bjerk patrol boat 1x65mm
182 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1912
Stationed at Bøvågen on Radøy.
Commonwealth patrol boat 1x65mm
179 reg.ton, 11kn, 18 men
Launched 1912
Stationed in Måløy - Ålesund.
Motorbåt nr.7 small craft   Launched 1939

Stationed in Kopervik

Michael Sars surveillance ship 2x47mm
226 reg.ton, 9kn, 27 men
Launched 1900
Stationed in Ofotfjord.
Taken by the Germans 9.April
Fridtjof Nansen surveillance  ship 2x10cm, 2x47mm
1277 ton, 15kn, 67 men
Launched 1930
Stationed in Finnmark
Heimdal surveillance ship 4x76mm, 2x37mm
478 ton, 12kn, 62 men
Launched 1892
Nordkapp surveillance ship 1x47mm
266 ton, 13.7kn, 22 men
Launched 1937
Senja surveillance ship 1x47mm
266 ton, 13.7kn, 22 men
Launched 1937
Stationed in Ofotfjord.
Taken by the Germans 9.April
Kelt patrol boat 1x76mm
376 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1925
Stationed in Ofotfjord.
Taken by the Germans 9.April
Syrian patrol boat 1x76mm
298 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1919
Thorodd patrol boat 1x76mm
422 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1919
Svalbard II patrol boat 1x76mm
270 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1919
Kvitøy patrol boat 1x76mm
209 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1912
Taken by the Germans 9.June and named Widder
Børtind patrol boat 1x76mm
328 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1912
Stationed in Finnmark
Nordhav II patrol boat 1x76mm
425 reg.ton, 10kn, 18 men
Launched 1913
Stationed in Finnmark
Rossfjord small craft   Stationed in Finnmark
Spanstind small craft   Stationed in Finnmark
Torfinn I small craft    
Aud I small craft    

Other ships
Kranfartøy 2 crane   Stationed at Oscarsborg
Sarpen submarine rescue ship    
Lyngen submarine mother ship 12.5kn, 489 reg.ton Launched 1931
Kong Oscar II depot ship   Stationed in Horten