|S-Boats in the Royal Norwegian Navy (Sjøforsvaret)|
S-Boats in the Royal Norwegian Navy 1940 - 2010 (Sjøforsvaret)
In front "Tjeld"-Class-Boat "Hval" - P 348 - Picture: Kalle Scheuch
the hulls were built of wood, in difference to th American boats the Norwegian boats had only one 20mm machinegun on the forecastle. The boats taken over by the Norwegian Homedefence (hejemmeværnet) got first one 12,7-mm- Browning M2 machinegun and under a later modernization two 20mm Rheinmetall machineguns. The two German boats had two 40mm-Bofors/L70 guns.
From 1959 tol 1966 a total of 42 boats of "Tjeld"-class were built: 22m for Sjøforsvaret, 14 for US Navy, four for Greece and to for the Bundesmarine which later were delivered to Turkey. Six more boats were built in USA under license for the US Navy.
Boats of the Class
" Nasty" was decommissioned in 1974.
"Tjeld"-Class-Boats in "Close Bravo" - Picture: Archives T. Kunzmann
"Laks" - P 349 of "Tjeld-Class - Picture: Archives T. Kunzmann