Allied Warships

HNoMS Eidsvold

Coastal defence ship of the Eidsvold class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
TypeCoastal defence ship
Built byArmstrong Whitworth & Co., Ltd. (Elswick), Newcastle upon Tyne, England, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched14 Jun 1900 
Commissioned29 Mar 1901 
Lost9 Apr 1940 

Eidsvold (Capt. Odd Isaachsen Willoch) was torpedoed and sunk at Narvik during the German invasion of Norway by torpedoes from the German destroyer Z 21 / Wilhelm Heidkamp. 175 of the crew went down with the ship, there were only 6 survivors. Captain Willoch's last words "NĂ¥ skal vi sloss gutter", "Now we shall fight lads" is a famous slogan in Norway.


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