Snøgg-class missile torpedo boat

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Class overview
Operators:  Royal Norwegian Navy
Built: 1970–1971
In commission: 1970–1995
Completed: 6
General characteristics
Type: Patrol boat
Displacement: 138 long tons (140 t)
Length: 36.5 m (119 ft 9 in)
Beam: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Propulsion: 2 × Maybach diesel engines, 7,200 hp (5,369 kW) total
Speed: 30 knots (35 mph; 56 km/h)
Complement: 19

The Snøgg class was a Royal Norwegian Navy class of fast patrol boats (FPB). It might also be classified as a torpedo boat or a missile boat. In Norway this type of vessel is called a missile torpedo boat (MTB). The class was named after its lead vessel, Snøgg, which is a Norwegian word meaning "fast". All of the subsequent names are synonyms of "fast".

Six vessels were built during 1970 and 1971 to replace the ageing Rapp class. Designed by Lieutenant-commander (later Captain) Harald Henriksen as a development of the Storm-class. None of the vessels are left in Norwegian service today, they have been succeeded by the Hauk-class and Skjold-class class.


Listed here in order of delivery with their pennant numbers in RNoN service:

  • HNoMS Snøgg (P980) (1970-1994)
  • HNoMS Rapp (P981)
  • HNoMS Snar (P982)
  • HNoMS Rask (P983)
  • HNoMS Kvikk (P984) (1970-1995)
  • HNoMS Kjapp (P985)

Note: The Norwegian prefix for RNoN vessels is KNM.


  • Information folder from Forsvarets rekrutterings- og mediesenter (Norwegian defence recruitment and media centre) 1991/92 (Norwegian)
  • Royal Norwegian Navy history web page (Norwegian)

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