Nornen-class patrol vessel

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NoCGV Tor, a Nornen-class ship, in inner Førdefjord, July 2008
NoCGV Tor, a Nornen-class ship, in inner Førdefjord, July 2008
Class overview
Name: Nornen class patrol vessel
Builders: Stocznia Remontowa Gryfia, Szczecin, Poland[1]
Operators: Norwegian Coast Guard
Built: 2006–2007
In commission: 2007–present
Completed: 5
Active: 5
General characteristics [2]
Tonnage: 761 GT
Displacement: 743 t (731 long tons; 819 short tons)
  • 47.2 m (154 ft 10 in) o/a
  • 42 m (137 ft 10 in) p/p
Beam: 10.3 m (33 ft 10 in)
Draught: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)
Depth: 5 m (16 ft 5 in) to main deck
Ice class: 1C
Propulsion: Diesel-electric, 2,200 kW (2,950 hp), 1 bow thruster
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 × RHIB
Complement: 20
Armament: 12.7 mm machine gun
Notes: Bollard pull: 20+ tons

The Nornen class patrol vessel is a Norwegian inshore patrol vessel designed for coast guard duties such as search and rescue, fire fighting, environmental protection, customs duties and police duties.


The Nornen class consists of five vessels of the ST-610 design by Skipsteknisk AS. The contract for the delivery of these vessels was signed on November 24, 2004, and they were delivered with 12–14 months. The vessels were leased for 15 years. These purpose-built vessels replaced the five oldest vessels in the inshore coast guard (No:Indre Kystvakt). They provided significantly improved capabilities in all regards compared to the vessels they replaced. This included seaworthiness (they are larger), towing capacity, fire fighting and environmental protection (collecting oil spills). The aft deck is for the winch only (not for helicopter landing).

The Reine class patrol vessel shares the same basic design, but is modified for the use of the Norwegian Sea Home Guard.

Service history

In October 2011 the Norwegian government announced that they had bought the five ships for 477 million kroner from Remøy Shipping, from whom they previously leased the ships, for a projected saving of 111 million kroner before the vessels are scrapped around 2030.[3]

Ships in class

The vessels of the Nornen class are named after Norse mythology gods and beings. The Norwegian prefix for the vessels is KV instead of NoCGV.


  1. "Polish Yards order book" (PDF). Nasze Morze. Gdańsk: Shipbuilding & Shipping Ltd.: 6 September 2006. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  2. "ST-610 47.2m Coastguard vessel". Skipsteknisk AS. 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  3. "Kjøper kystvaktfartøy for en halv milliard kroner". Nationen (in norsk bokmål). 31 October 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 

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