Allied Warships

HNoMS Odin

Destroyer of the Sleipner class

NavyThe Royal Norwegian Navy
Built byHorten Navy Yard (Oslo, Norway) 
Laid down 
Launched24 Jan 1939 
Commissioned17 Nov 1939 
End service11 Apr 1940 

Surrendered to the Germans at Kristiansand on 11 April 1940.
Taken in service by the Kriegsmarine as Panther.
Returned to Norway in 1945 and converted to ASW frigate in 1948.
Sold for scrap in 1959.


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Notable events involving Odin include:

9 Apr 1940
HNoMS Odin in Toppedalsfjord in Kristiansand fired at Germans bombers attacking Odderoeya fortress. (1)

9 Apr 1940
The Germans stated they would bomb Kristiansand city if not the Norwegian naval forces and fortress in the Kristiansand area surrendered. In order to save the citizens and Kristiansand city HNoMS Odin surrendered. HNoMS Odin was lost for the Royal Norwegian Navy. (1)

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.


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