HNoMS Stord (G 26)
Destroyer of the S class
|Navy||The Royal Norwegian Navy|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co, Cowes|
|Ordered||9 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||25 Feb 1942|
|Launched||3 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||6 Sep 1943|
Much of her crew previously served on HNoMS Eskdale.
Scrapped in 1959.
|Former name||HMS Success (G 26)|
Commands listed for HNoMS Stord (G 26)
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|1||Kapt.ltn Skule Valentin Storheill,||26 Aug 1943||25 Jun 1944|
|2||Kapt.ltn Helge Øi,||25 Jun 1944||May 1945|
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Noteable 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)
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