The Sleipner-class was a class of six destroyers built for the Royal Norwegian Navy from 1936 until the German invasion in 1940. The design was considered advanced for its time, and it was the first class of vessels for the Norwegian Navy that used aluminium in the construction of the bridge, the mast and the outer funnel. Extra strength special steel was used in the construction of the hull. Unlike the earlier Draug-class the Sleipner-class had comparatively good capabilities in both main guns, anti-aircraft artillery and anti-submarine weapons.

The class was named after Sleipnir, the eight-legged horse of Odin.


  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1936-1959
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 243.77 feet (74.3 meters)
    • Beam: 25.59 feet (7.8 meters)
    • Draught: 13.62 feet (4.15 meters)
    • Displacement: 735 tons
  • Crew: 75
  • Propulsion: Two De Laval geared turbines with two shafts and 12,500 hp
  • Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,482 kilometers) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 32 knots (59.26 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 3 x Bofors 102mm/40-caliber dual purpose naval guns
    • 1 x Bofors 40mm/60-caliber anti-aircraft gun
    • 2 x Colt anti-aircraft machine guns
    • 2 x 533mm trainable torpedo tubes
    • 4 x depth charge throwers

Unit RunEdit

  • KNM Sleipner
  • KNM Æger
  • KNM Gyller
  • KNM Odin
  • KNM Odin
  • KNM Balder
  • KNM Tor

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