HNoMS Svenner (G 03)
Destroyer of the S class
|Navy||The Royal Norwegian Navy|
|Built by||Scotts, Greenock|
|Ordered||9 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||5 Nov 1941|
|Launched||1 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||11 Mar 1944|
|Lost||6 Jun 1944|
|Loss position||49° 28'N, 0° 15'W|
Svenner (Lt.Cdr. Tor Holthe) was torpedoed and sunk off Normandy during an attack by the German torpedo boats T 28, Möwe, Falke and Jaguar.
|Former name||HMS Shark (G 03)|
Commands listed for HNoMS Svenner (G 03)
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|Tor Holthe, RNON||6 Jun 1944|
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Notable events involving Svenner include:
25 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Ursa (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, DSC, RN), HMS Javelin (Lt.Cdr. P.B.N. Lewis, DSC, RN) and HNoMS Svenner (Lt.Cdr. T. Holte). (1)
5 Apr 1944
In the morning, HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN), conducted 16" and 6" gunnery exercises.
Later on the day she conducted RIX (rangefinding and inclination) exercises off Scapa Flow during which she was brielfy escorted by HNoMS Svenner (Lt.Cdr. T. Holte). (2)
- ADM 173/19314
- ADM 53/120408
- ADM 173/19124
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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