HNoMS Glommen (1916)
The minelayer HNoMS Glommen was built for the Royal Norwegian Navy during World War I, as the lead ship of the two ship Glommen class of mine layers. Her sister ship was Laugen. Glommen and her sister ship were kept in service until the German invasion of Norway in 1940. Glommen surrendered to the Germans on 14 April 1940, and was rebuilt as a floating anti-aircraft battery. She was scuttled at Kirkenes in 1944 by the retreating Germans.
|Builder:||Akers Mek. verksted in Kristiania|
|Decommissioned:||14 April 1940|
|Fate:||Scuttled in 1944|
|Class and type:||Glommen class minelayer|
|Length:||42 m (137.80 ft)|
|Beam:||8.5 m (27.89 ft)|
|Draft:||2.3 m (7.55 ft)|
|Propulsion:||340 hp steam engine|
|Speed:||9.9 knots (18.33 km/h)|
She was named after the Glomma - the longest and largest river in Norway.
- Naval history via FLIX: Glommen, retrieved 17 March 2006