HNoMS Svenner


HMS Shark as she originally was named, was loaned to the Norwegian Navy in 1944. She was then renamed to HNoMS Svenner. Under Operation Overlord and the Allied invasion of France 6.June 1944 she participated in Operation Neptun in Bombarding Force D as support at Sword Beach and the British landing there. German torpedo boats from 5.Torpedoboot flotille stationed in Le Havre attacked and Svenner was hit two times midships. She exploded and broke in two parts and went down in a matter of seconds. 33 men of the crew perished in the sinking. The wreck was found in 2003 and the anchor was raised and can be seen today at Avenue Madame Coty in Hermanville Sur-Mer. The remains rest on a depth of 25 meter.

Former names:
HNoMS Svenner
G 03, HMS Shark
362,9 x 35,9 x 14,6 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2400 displ ( fully equipped )
Greenock ( UK ) 1943
( UK )

49° 28'N, 0° 15'W
( Souce: )

Picture: Painting from the sinking of HNoMS Svenner
Courtesy of the Norwegian newspaper Eikerposten 6. June 2019

Last updated: June 2019