Akers Mek. verksted in Kristiania
by the Germans on 14 April 1940
14 April 1940
Handed back to Norway after
Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany
Decommissioned and sold to civilian interests in 1950
Sold for scrapping in March 1978, bought by the
Royal Norwegian Air Force in 1979 and expended as a target ship on 6 June 1979.
Class and type:
minelayer Glommen class
42 m (137.80 ft)
8.5 m (27.89 ft)
2.1 m (6.89 ft)
Two triple expansion steam engines with a total of 340
knots (17.59 km/h)
2 × 76 mm (2.99 in) guns
All the above listed info was retrieved from
mine layer HNoMS was built for the Laugen Royal Norwegian Navy during World War I, as the lead ship of a two ship class. Her sister ship was . Glommen
She and her sister ship were kept in service until the
German invasion of Norway in 1940. Laugen surrendered to the Germans on 14 April 1940, and like her sister ship was rebuilt as a floating anti-aircraft battery. She was returned to the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1945 and decommissioned in 1950.
Laugen was built at Akers mekaniske verksted in Kristiania. She was named after the river Lågen in southern Norway.
References [ edit ]
^ Abelsen, Frank (1986). Norwegian naval ships 1939-1945 (in Norwegian and English). Oslo: Sem & Stenersen AS. p. 143. ISBN 82-7046-050-8.
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