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ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY (NORWAY)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

SAUDA coastal minesweepers (1953-1955, 1953-1955/1966)

Sauda 1965

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Sauda M311 Hodgeson Bros, East Boothbay, USA 1952 4/10/1952 25/8/1953 stricken 1981
Sira M312 Hiltebrant, Kingston, USA 1954 26/10/1954 28/11/1955 stricken 1989
Tana (ex-Roesleare) M313 Hodgeson Bros, East Boothbay, USA 1952 6/12/1952 22/9/1953 // 1/3/1966 stricken 1997
Alta (ex-Arlon) M314 Hodgeson Bros, East Boothbay, USA 1952 31/1/1953 30/10/1953 // 23/5/1966 stricken 1996
Ogna M315 Westermoens BB, Mandal 1953 18/6/1954 5/3/1955 stricken 1979
Vosso M316 Skaaluren SB, Rosendal 1953 16/6/1954 15/3/1955 stricken 1987
Glomma (ex-Bastogne) M317 Hodgeson Bros, East Boothbay, USA 1952 13/7/1953 15/12/1953 // 16/9/1966 stricken 1992
Tista M331 Forende BB, Risør 1953 1/6/1954 27/4/1955 stricken 1994
Kvina M332 Westermoens BB, Mandal 1953 21/7/1954 12/7/1955 stricken 1997
Utla M334 Westermoens BB, Mandal 1954 2/3/1955 15/11/1955 stricken 1990

 

Displacement light, t

360

Displacement full, t

400

Length, m

42.1 wl 44.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.10

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

880

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)

2500(10)

Armament

1 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, acoustic, magnetic and wire minesweeping gear

Sensors

Decca RM707 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

39

Ship project history: US Adjutant class coastal minesweepers. Two were built in USA for Norway, five were built in Norway and three were transferred from Belgium in exchange for Aggressive class ocean minesweepers.

Modernizations: 1970s, all: - 1 x 2 - 20/70, Decca RM707 radar; + 2 x 1 - 20/85 Mk20 Rh202, Decca TM1226 radar

9/1977, Tana as minehunter: - 2 x 1 - 20/85, minesweeping gear, UQS-1 sonar; + 2 PAP104 minehunting USV (Ibis III minehunting system), type 193M sonar

Naval service: No significant events.

Tista 1980

Tana 1977

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