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HNoMS Trondheim (1946)
HMS Croziers 1945 IWM FL 10785
HMS Croziers, 22 December 1945
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: HMS Croziers
Laid down: 23 October 1943
Launched: 19 August 1944
Completed: 30 November 1945
Out of service: 1945
Identification: Pennant number: R20
Fate: Sold to the Royal Norwegian Navy
Career (Norway)
Name: Trondheim
Commissioned: 1946
Identification: Pennant number: D305
Fate: Removed from active list, May 1961
General characteristics
Class & type: C-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,710 tons (standard) 2,520 tons (full)
Length: 363 ft (111 m) o/a
Beam: 35.75 ft (10.90 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m) light
14.5 ft (4.4 m) full
Propulsion: 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers,
Parsons geared steam turbines,
40,000 shp (30,000 kW), 2 shafts
Speed: 37 knots (69 km/h)
Range: 615 tons oil, 1,400 nautical miles (2,600 km) at 32 knots (59 km/h)
Complement: 186
Armament:

4 x QF 4.5 in (114 mm) L/45 guns Mark IV on mounts CP Mk.V
2 x Bofors 40 mm L/60 guns on twin mount "Hazemeyer" Mk.IV
4 x anti-aircraft mountings;
Bofors 40 mm, single mount Mk.III
QF 2 -pdr Mk.VIII, single mount Mk.XVI
Oerlikon 20 mm, single mount P Mk.III
Oerlikon 20 mm, twin mount Mk.V
1 x quadruple tubes for 21 in (533 mm) torpedoes Mk.IX

4 x depth charge throwers

HNoMS Trondheim was a C-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy as HMS Croziers. She was built by Yarrow Shipbuilders, Scotstoun during 1944 and 1945. On completion she was sold to the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1946 and renamed Trondheim. She was scrapped in 1961.

Operational service

Commissioned too late for service in the Second World War, following sale her pennant number was changed to D305. She was one of four Cr-class destroyers sold to Norway.[1] Unlike many other destroyers of this class, none of the Norwegian ships received any significant upgrades during their operational service.[2]

Trondheim continued to serve in the Royal Norwegian Navy until removed from the active list in 1961.[citation needed]

References

  1. Marriott, Leo (1989). Royal Navy Destroyers Since 1945. Ian Allen Ltd. pp. 67. 
  2. Blackman, Raymond V B, ed. Jane's Fighting Ships 1963-4. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd. pp. 194. 

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