Allied Warships

HNoMS Svenner (G 03)

Destroyer of the S class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassS 
PennantG 03 
Built byScotts, Greenock 
Ordered9 Jan 1941 
Laid down5 Nov 1941 
Launched1 Jun 1943 
Commissioned11 Mar 1944 
Lost6 Jun 1944 
Loss position49° 28'N, 0° 15'W
History

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.
The wreck lies in 31 meters in position 49º27'42"N, 00º15'06"W. 41 Norwegians and 2 British died, 187 of the crew survived.

 
Former nameHMS Shark (G 03)

Commands listed for HNoMS Svenner (G 03)

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CommanderFromTo
Tor Holthe, RNON6 Jun 1944

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