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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Notable events involving Stord include:
18 Sep 1943
HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Biggs, DSO, DSC, RN), HMIS Kistna (A/Cdr.(Emgy.) R.R. Caws, RIN) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill). (1)
29 Sep 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Teazer (Lt.Cdr. A.A.F. Talbot, DSO and Bar, RN), HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), HMS Worthing (Lt.Cdr. P.F. Cammiade, RNVR) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill). (2)
1 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN), HMS Janus (Lt.Cdr. W.B.R. Morrison, RN), HMS Fraserburgh (Cdr.(Retd.) C. Plumer, RN) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill). (3)
23 Oct 1943
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Savage (Cdr. R.C. Gordon, DSO, RN), HMS Scourge (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN), HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill, RNorN) and USS Capps (Lt.Cdr. B.E.S. Trippensee, USN). (4)
17 Nov 1943
HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Urchin (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, DSO, DSC, RN), HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill, RNorN), HMIS Cauvery (A/Cdr. A.W. Beeton, RIN) and HMS Obdurate (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, DSO and Bar, RN).
On completion of these exercises HMS Spiteful departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN). (5)
11 Dec 1943
HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill), HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN) and HMS Vigilant (Lt.Cdr. L.W.L. Argles, RN). (7)
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) (8)
- ADM 173/18396
- ADM 173/18453
- ADM 173/18454
- ADM 173/18313
- ADM 173/18096
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18214
- Personal communication
- ADM 173/19375
- ADM 173/18745
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.