The Royal Norwegian Navy is the water branch of the Royal Norwegian Armed Forces. That consists of 3700 soldiers and 70 Vessels including 3 Light Frigates, 5 heavy frigates, 6 Submarines, 6 corvettes, 14 patrol ship, 8 minesweepers, 1 mine detector, 4 support vessels and 2 vessels of training. The name of its ships are prefixed KNM, Abbreviation for Kongelig Norske MArina (Royal Norwegian Navy). The coast guard ships have them prefix KV KongeligeVakttjeneste (Royal Guard Service).
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