Royal Norwegian Navy – Mine Warfare Ships

Mine Warfare Ships

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Alta Class Mineweepers and Oksoy Class Minehunters LOA 181′ TDISP 375 tons (6 active, 3 of each class, service since 1994, Alta Class Orkla M-353 destroyed by fire 2002). Virtually identical catamaran hulled ships with different roles, based on equipment on the rear deck.

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Alta Class Rauma M-352 River Clyde, 2006 Credit: BigStuart at English Wikipedia / CC BY-SA
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KNM Hinnøy M-343, Oksøy-class mine hunter, visiting River Mersey, Liverpool, ca. 2013. Credit: Harrias / CC BY-SA
Alta or Oksoy Mine Haakonsvern 2009
Based on the above photos, these appear to be Oksøy class. Note the smaller step-down to the stern counter.
Alta or Oksoy Mine Haakonsvern 2009-1
Based on the above photos, the upper vessel appears to be Alta class. Note the larger area at the stern.

Sauda Class minesweepers and mine hunter LOA 144′ TDISP 330 tons (10, 1 preserved)

HNoMS Alta M-314 (1966-1996) Museum ship of the Royal Norwegian Navy Museum in Oslo Harbour

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KNM Alta M-314, museum ship, entering Horten Harbour, ca. 2013 Credit: Ulflarsen / CC BY-SA

Alta M-314 MS 2015

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