Rapp-class patrol boat

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For other ships of the same name, see HNoMS Rapp.
Class overview
Operators:  Royal Norwegian Navy
Built: 1951–1956
In commission: 1952–1970
Completed: 6
General characteristics [1]
Type: Motor Torpedo Boat
Displacement: 72 long tons (73 t) standard
Length: 87 ft (27 m)
Beam: 23 ft (7.0 m)
Draught: 5 ft (1.5 m)
Propulsion: 4 × Packard petrol engines, 2 shafts, 48,000 hp (35,794 kW)
Speed: 42 kn (48 mph; 78 km/h) trials,[2]
32 kn (37 mph; 59 km/h) sea speed
Complement: 18
Armament: 1 × Bofors 40 mm gun
1 × 20 mm gun
• 4 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

The Rapp class torpedo boats were a class of six torpedo boats built in Norway for the Royal Norwegian Navy from 1952 to 1956. They were the first Norwegian-built torpedo boats after World War II, and were designed in light of experience from operations in this war. The boats were slightly larger than the Elco class.

All six boats were built by Westermoen Båtbyggeri og Mek Verksted, Mandal, with the first, Rapp launched on 7 May 1952 and completed on 18 November 1952. The five remaining boats were completed between 1953 and 1956. All six boats were stricken in 1970.[2]

The class was designed, constructed and scale tested by Harald Henriksen in 1946. The same design was used for 16 patrol boats delivered to the Swedish navy. Henriksen later designed the Storm class, the Snøgg class and the Hauk class.[citation needed]

Boats in class[edit]

[1]

  • Rapp P 351
  • Rask P 352
  • Kvikk P 353
  • Kjapp P 354
  • Snar P 355
  • Snögg P 356

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Blackman 1962, p. 183.
  2. ^ a b Gardiner and Chumbley 1995, p. 293.
  • Blackman, Raymond V. B. Jane's Fighting Ships 1962–63. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1962.
  • Gardiner, Robert and Stephen Chumbley. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1947–1995. Annapolis, Maryland USA: Naval Institute Press, 1995. ISBN 1-55750-132-7.


Norwegian state flag
Royal Norwegian Navy patrol boat classes
 
HNoMS Rap 1873–1920
Rapp 1952–?
Tjeld 1959–1992
Storm 1965–2000
Snøgg 1970–1994
Hauk 1979–2009
Skjold 1999–Present