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HNoMS Stord (G26)

I would LOVE to have this in the game. She carried out one of the most daring attacks during WW2. Going into 400m from Scharnhorst to sink her with torps.
 
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HNoMS Stord 1943 IWM A 020865.jpg
HNoMS Stord in December 1943
History
56px-Naval_Ensign_of_the_United_Kingdom.United Kingdom
Name: Success
Builder: J. Samuel White
Laid down: 25 February 1942
Launched: 3 March 1943
Fate: Transferred to Norway
48px-Flag_of_Norway%2C_state.svg.pngNorway
Name: Stord
Namesake: The island of Stord
Commissioned: 26 August 1943
Fate: Sold for scrapping 1959
General characteristics
Class and type: S-class destroyer
Displacement:
Length: 362 ft 9 in (110.6 m) (o/a)
Beam: 35 ft 9 in (10.9 m)
Draught: 14 ft 6 in (4.4 m) (deep)
Installed power:
Propulsion: 2 × shafts; 2 × Parsons geared steam turbines
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)
Range: 4,675 nmi (8,658 km; 5,380 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar Type 290 air warning
  • Radar Type 285 ranging & bearing
Armament:

HNoMS Stord was an S-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy during the Second World War, which was transferred to the exiled Royal Norwegian Navy in 1943.

 

 

Description[edit]

Stord displaced 1,710 long tons (1,740 t) at standard load and 2,530 long tons (2,570 t) at deep load. She had an overall length of 362 feet 9 inches (110.6 m), a beam of 35 feet 8 inches (10.9 m) and a deep draught of 14 feet 6 inches (4.4 m). She was powered by two Parsons geared steam turbines, each driving one propeller shaft, using steam provided by two Admiralty three-drum boilers. The turbines developed a total of 40,000 shaft horsepower (30,000 kW) and gave a maximum speed of 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph). Stordcarried a maximum of 615 long tons (625 t) of fuel oil that gave her a range of 4,675 nautical miles (8,658 km; 5,380 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph). Her complement was 170 officers and ratings.[1]

The ship was armed with four 45-calibre 4.7-inch (120 mm) Mark XII guns in dual-purpose mounts. For anti-aircraft (AA) defence, Stord had one twin mount for Bofors 40 mm guns and four twin 20-millimetre (0.8 in) Oerlikon autocannon. She was fitted with two above-water quadruple mounts for 21-inch (533 mm) torpedoes. Two depth charge rails and four throwers were fitted for which 70 depth charges were provided.[2]

Construction and career[edit]

She was laid down as HMS Success, but transferred to the Norwegians before completion. She was renamed HNoMS Stord when commissioned on 26 August 1943 under the command of Lt.-Cdr. Skule Storheill. The ship served in the Home Fleet in the 23rd Destroyer Flotilla. She played an important role in the Battle of the North Cape sinking of the German battleship Scharnhorst. Stord went in as close as 400 yards (360 m) to the Scharnhorst before firing torpedoes. After the battle, Admiral Fraser sent the following message to the Admiralty: "... Please convey to the C-in-C Norwegian Navy.Stord played a very daring role in the fight and I am very proud of her...".

In an interview in The Evening News on 5 January 1944, the commanding officer of HMS Duke of York said: "... the Norwegian destroyer Stord carried out the most daring attack of the whole action..."

In June 1944 Stord also took part in the Normandy landings.

Postwar[edit]

Stord was officially purchased from the UK government in 1946 and scrapped in Belgium in 1959.

A model of Stord (approximately 300:1) can be seen in the D-Day museum at Arromanche, Normandy.

On 28 September 2014, Håkon Nilsen (1913-1976), the torpedo commander aboard Stord during the Scharnhorstattack, was the first Norwegian war veteran who in recognition of heroic service was posthumously awarded the Arctic Star by the United Kingdom.

In 2015 another Arctic Star was awarded to Chief Petty Officer Arne Olsen (1917-1990) who saw active service for the Norwegian Navy.

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I'm pretty sure everyone has a ship they wanna see in game or several, so copy-pasting a wikipedia page won't make your wills any more likely to be taken in consideration by failgaming than other's.

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7 hours ago, LastButterfly said:

I'm pretty sure everyone has a ship they wanna see in game or several,

 

Yes, Yahagi and Sedlitz (12x155mm Hipper)

 

@TE Well why not take the Glowworm? She rammed the Hipper after all :Smile_trollface:

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+1 for Stord; if they can't squeeze the S-class in the RN DD tree at Tier VIII then she'd make a fine Tier VII Premium. I know WG is busy with NA/Asia stuff at the moment but I'd really like them to put some of these notable historic ships in the game for purchase on the anniversaries of the Battle of the River Plate, Bismarck, North Cape, etc; I'm quite sure people would buy a limited editions of Ajax, Sheffield or Stord just for the fun of playing that particular ship.

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I can't deny that I'd love to see her, and if she showed up I'd pick her up in a heartbeat. She is probably the most famous Norwegian ship of the war, and she'd make a cool premium.

 

At the same time I doubt we will be seeing her. For one thing, she's not that well known, so I don't know if she'd sell that well outside of Norway, which probably isn't the biggest market for WG. Secondly, her most famous action was, after all, against Scharnhorst, and the natural time to introduce her would be as part of the North Cape event. And unfortunately, that ship has sailed (if you pardon the nautical pun).

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