HNoMS Laugen (1918)

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Name: Laugen
Namesake: Lågen River
Builder: Akers Mek. verksted in Kristiania
Launched: 1918
Captured: by the Germans on 14 April 1940
Nazi Germany
Name: NN 05
Acquired: 14 April 1940
Renamed: M 22
Fate: Handed back to Norway after VE Day
Service record
Operations: Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany
Name: Laugen
Acquired: 1945
Decommissioned: Decommissioned and sold to civilian interests in 1950
Fate: 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.
General characteristics
Class and type: Glommen class minelayer
Displacement: 351 tons
Length: 42 m (137.80 ft)
Beam: 8.5 m (27.89 ft)
Draft: 2.1 m (6.89 ft)
Propulsion: Two triple expansion steam engines with a total of 340 hp
Speed: 9.5 knots (17.59 km/h)
Complement: 39 men
  • 2 × 76 mm (2.99 in) guns
  • 120 mines
Notes: All the above listed info was retrieved from [1]

The mine layer HNoMS Laugen was built for the 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.


  1. ^ 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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