Allied Warships

HNoMS Stord (G 26)

Destroyer of the S class


Stord as completed

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassS 
PennantG 26 
Built byJ.S. White & Co, Cowes 
Ordered9 Jan 1941 
Laid down25 Feb 1942 
Launched3 Apr 1943 
Commissioned6 Sep 1943 
End service 1959 
History

Much of her crew previously served on HNoMS Eskdale.

Scrapped in 1959.

 
Former nameHMS Success (G 26)

Commands listed for HNoMS Stord (G 26)

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CommanderFromTo
1Kapt.ltn Skule Valentin Storheill, 26 Aug 194325 Jun 1944
2Kapt.ltn Helge Øi, 25 Jun 1944May 1945

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Notable events involving Stord include:


26 Dec 1943
One of the group of destroyers (including the "S" class destroyers Saumarez, Savage and Scorpion) which finished off the Scharnhorst by torpedo fire. Stord fired 8 torpedoes at the Scharnhorst. It appeared to many of Stord's crew and other observers that her captain (Lieut. Cmndr Skule Storheill was intending to ram the Scharnhorst as he took the vessel in to within about 400 yards of his target before firing the torpedoes. Storheill was awarded a bar to the DSC for the Stord's part in the sinking of the Scharnhorst. (Details in John Winton's book "The Death of the Scharnhorst; Cassell 2000) (1)

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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