HNoMS Stord (G26)
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HNoMS Stord in December 1943
|Namesake:||The island of Stord|
|Builder:||J. Samuel White|
|Laid down:||25 February 1942|
|Launched:||3 March 1943|
|Commissioned:||26 August 1943|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping 1959|
|Class & type:||S-class destroyer|
|Displacement:||1,710 long tons (1,737 t) standard
2,400 long tons (2,439 t) full load
|Length:||110.5 m (362 ft 6 in) o/a|
|Beam:||10.9 m (35 ft 9 in)|
|Draught:||3 m (9 ft 10 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 × Admiralty 3-drum boilers
Parsons geared turbines, 40,000 hp (29,828 kW)
|Speed:||36 knots (66.67 km/h)|
|Range:||4,680 nmi (8,670 km) at 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h)|
|Armament:||• 4 × 4.7 in (120 mm) QF Mk IX guns
• 2 × 40 mm Bofors Mk IV anti-aircraft guns
• 6 × 20 mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns
• 8 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
HNoMS Stord was an S-class destroyer that served with the Royal Norwegian Navy during and after World War II. She was laid down as HMS Success, but transferred to the Norwegians before completion. She was renamed HNoMS Stord when commissioned into the exiled Royal Norwegian Navy on 26 August 1943 under the command of Lt.-Cdr. Skule Storheill.
Stord served in the Home Fleet in the 23rd Destroyer Flotilla. She played an important role in the sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst. After the battle, Admiral Fraser sent the following message to the Admiralty: "... Please convey to the C-in-C Norwegian Navy. Stord played a very daring role in the fight and I am very proud of her...".
In an interview in The Evening News on 5 January 1944 the commanding officer of HMS Duke of York said: "... the Norwegian destroyer Stord carried out the most daring attack of the whole action..."
A model of Stord (approximately 300:1) can be seen in the D-Day museum at Arromanche, Normandy.
- Raven, Alan; Roberts, John (1978). War Built Destroyers O to Z Classes. London: Bivouac Books. ISBN 0-85680-010-4.
- Whitley, M. J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-326-1.
- Evig Heder (Eternal Honor) by Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK)
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