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The Royal Norwegian Navy (Norwegian: Sjøforsvaret , Den Kongelige Norske Marine or informally "Marinen", often abbreviated as RNoN) is the branch of the Norwegian Armed Forces responsible for naval operations. As of 2008, the RNoN consists of approximately 3,700 personnel (9,450 if mobilized, and 32,000 if fully mobilized) and 70 vessels, including 5 heavy frigates, 6 submarines, 14 patrol boats, 4 minesweepers, 4 minehunters, 1 mine detection vessel, 4 support vessels and 2 training vessels. The navy also includes the Coast Guard.

The Royal Norwegian Navy has a history dating back to 955. From 1509 to 1814, it formed part of the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy, also referred to as the Common Fleet, which was largely funded by the Kingdom of Norway and manned by Norwegians. Since 1814, the Royal Norwegian Navy has again existed as a separate navy.

In Norwegian, the Royal Norwegian Navy vessels are given the ship prefix "KNM", short for Kongelig Norske Marine (Royal Norwegian Navy). In English, they are given the prefix "HNoMS", short for "His/Her Norwegian Majesty's Ship". Coast Guard vessels are given the prefix "KV" for KystVakt (Coast Guard) in Norwegian and "NoCGV" for Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel in English.

Listof Ships of the Royal Norwegian Navy[edit]

  • Fridtjof Nansen-class Frigate (5) - 2006
    • KNM Fridtjof Nansen (F310)
    • KNM Roald Amundsen (F311)
    • KNM Otto Sverdrup (F312)
    • KNM Helge Ingstad (F313)
    • KNM Thor Heyerdahl (F314)
  • Ula-class Submarine (6) - 1989
    • KNM Ula (S300)
    • KNM Utsira (S301)
    • KNM Utstein (S302)
    • KNM Utvær (S303)
    • KNM Uthaug (S304)
    • KNM Uredd (S305)
  • Norge-class Royal Yacht (1) - 1948
    • HNoMY Norge (A553)
  • Tyr-class Salvage and Recovery Vessel (1) - 1995
    • KNM Tyr (N50)
  • Oksøy-class Minesweeper (4) - 1995
    • KNM Oksøy (M340)
    • KNM Karmøy (M341)
    • KNM Måløy (M342)
    • KNM Hinnøy (M343)
  • Alta-class Minesweeper (5) - 1997
    • KNM Alta (M350)
    • KNM Otra (M351)
    • KNM Rauma (M352)
    • KNM Orkla (M353)
    • KNM Glomma (M354)
  • Skjold-class Patrol Vessel (6) - 1999
    • KNM Skjold (P960)
    • KNM Storm (P961)
    • KNM Skudd (P962)
    • KNM Steil (P963)
    • KNM Glimt (P964)
    • KNM Gnist (P965)
  • Harstad-class Offshore Patrol Vessel (1) - 2005
    • NoCGV Harstad (W318)
  • Nornen-class Inshore Patrol Vessel (5) - 2007
    • NoCGV Nornen (W330)
    • NoCGV Farm (W331)
    • NoCGV Heimdal (W332)
    • NoCGV Njord (W333)
    • NoCGV Tor (W334)
  • Barentshav-class Offshore Patrol Vessel (3) - 2009
    • NoCGV Barentshav (W340)
    • NoCGV Bergen (W341)
    • NoCGV Sortland (W342)
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