Allied Warships

HNoMS Aeger

Destroyer of the Sleipner class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
Built byHorten Navy Yard (Oslo, Norway) 
Laid down 
Launched25 Aug 1936 
Commissioned 1937 
Lost9 Apr 1940 

During the morning HNoMS Aeger was attacked by German JU-88 bombers from III/KG.4 from the recently captured Sola airfield. Aeger claim 2 bombers shot down (1 credited) before one bomb hit her aft of the funnel. Aeger was beached at HundvÄg and abandoned. 8 men died, 67 survived. HNoMS Aeger was a total loss.


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Notable events involving Aeger include:

8 Apr 1940
HNoMS Aeger stopped and inspected the German transport vessel Roda (6780 GRT) at Ulsnes in Stavanger, Norway. Aeger arrested Roda and ordered Roda to sail to Riska in Stavanger. Roda refused. The Commanding Officer of Aeger Nils Larsen Bruun decided to sink Roda. After the crew from Roda was safe in lifeboats, HNoMS Aeger fired 25 shells (10cm) at Roda sinking her. Roda was loaded with AA guns and ammo. (1)

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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