Allied Warships

HNoMS Glaisdale (L 44)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 44 
Built byCammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down4 Feb 1941 
Launched5 Jan 1942 
Commissioned12 Jun 1942 
End service 

Scrapped in 1961.


Commands listed for HNoMS Glaisdale (L 44)

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1Thore Horve, 1 Jun 19421 Jun 1943
2Dagfinn Ellif Kjeholt, 1 Jun 194312 Jul 1944

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Notable events involving Glaisdale include:

15 Nov 1942
HNoMS Glaisdale (Lt.Cdr. T. Horve, RNN) picks up 312 survivors from the British troop transport Ettrick, 188 survivors from the American cargo transport USS Almaack and 12 survivors from the British escort carrier HMS Avenger that were torpedoed by German U-boat U-155 about 120 nautical miles northwest of Gibraltar in position 36°13'N, 07°54'W.

11 Jul 1943
The British escort destroyers HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN), HMS Wensleydale (Lt. W.P. Goodfellow, RNVR) and the Norwegian escort destroyer HNoMS Glaisdale (Lt. D.E. Kjeholt, RNN) intercept a German convoy off Quessant, France. In the resulting battle the German minesweeper M-153 (874 tons) is sunk by the Glaisdale but Melbreak in turn is heavily damaged by the German torpedo boats T-24 and T-25.

23 Jun 1944
HNoMS Glaisdale (Lt. D.E. Kjeholt, RNN) was badly damaged by a mine off Normandy. She was towed to Hartlepool and taken out of service for the rest of the war. Glaisdale was decommissioned on 12 July 1944.

Repaired at Horten yard, Norway after the war. Served post war from 10 August 1946 until 1961 being renamed HNoMS Narvik (F 309). (1)


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