Monday, 16 March 2009

My World - The Naval Museum - Horten

The Royal Norwegian Navy Museum (Marinemuseet in Norwegian) is a museum documenting the history of the Royal Norwegian Navy. It is located at the former main naval base of Karljohansvern in Horten. The museum was founded by C.F. Klinck on 24 August 1853. The museum is sometimes regarded as the world's first naval museum, as it was the first collection of naval memorabilia open to the public.









The Storm class fast patrol boats (FPB) were a class of 20 vessels built for the Royal Norwegian Navy.

In Norwegian these boats were called missilkanonbåter (MKB) meaning boats with missiles and guns. They were operated by the Coastal Combat Flotilla together with the MTBs, or Missile Torpedo Boats. None of the boats are currently in service with the Royal Norwegian Navy. The design was Norwegian and all of the boats were built by Norwegian ship yards from 1965 to 1967.

The Storm class was designed by Lieutenant-commander (later Captain) Harald Henriksen. Same man was also involved in the design of the Rapp-class MTB's - the first Norwegian-built MTB's. Later he also designed the Snøgg- and Hauk-class MTB's. Lieutenant-commander Henriksen's wife, Margot Henriksen was godmother of the first KNM Skjold (P 963), delivered to the Norwegian navy in February 1966 from Westermoen yard in Mandal.

Norway donated a Storm class each to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 1995.



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28 comments:

ewok1993 said...

Very cool shots. See you next week.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, John, such great shots and informtion! Thanks as always for a great post about your world! Have a great week!

RuneE said...

Slikt har jeg sansen for - meget vellykket!

Hilsen en "gammel" løytnant fra sjøforsvaret.

SandyCarlson said...

Those boats look mighty sturdy! I am amazed that they float.

Anne-Berit said...

Du var der du også ja,kjempefine bilder du har tatt:o)

Guy D said...

Wow that is awesome, I love old military hardware, great posting.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Charlotte said...

Wow, stilig plass du har vært på... Tøffe bilder!! :)

esnorway said...

ja disse ble fine john takk for turen

starnitesky said...

Great shots and interesting information. Enjoy your week!

Babooshka said...

This was a really informative post and those images just so dramatic.

Rune said...

Flotte bilder John :) Og bildene er som navnet på båten der, helt "Blink".
Et forunderlig navn på et slikt fartøy kanskje? Blink... :)

mononeil said...

Nice set of images and story

Müge said...

Naval museums are always interesting to visit. Thank you dear John for this informative post ornamented with beautiful photos. Have a nice day!

B Squared said...

Most interesting.

Carolyn said...

Thank you so much for the history and for the stunning photographs. Thank you for sharing your world.
Smiles

uncleawang said...

Hi John,
My brother is a retired Royal Malaysian Navy.Nice picture and Thanks for sharing.

chrome3d said...

That is one mighty fine looking place to retire! I remember that kind of boats having the loudest sound and blackest smoke in the navy. At least that´s how it was in finnish navy.

Arija said...

Great photos as usual, particularly with the lovely detail of the stone work.
It was very kind of your country to help out the poorer Baltic States.

T and S said...

Beautiful series of images John. As always beautifully composed, right exposures and amazing colors and details.

Lew said...

Great shots of the old, but not ancient, boats! They look like they were fast in their time at sea.

magiceye said...

love your perspectives! superb!!

Mariz said...

Very interesting. I just love how you compose your shots, nice!

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Esther Garvi said...

Älskar känslan i dina bilder (ha, nu låter jag allt bra svensk här!) - det spelar ingen roll vad det är. Denna veckan var det kylan och tiden som gått som kom fram. Alltid en lika rolig upplevelse att uppleva din värld!

ninabakke said...

Nice photos!

Dot O said...

Great photos! It is really neat to see these things you see every day in that part of the world! Thanks for sharing with us!

Ida said...

Veldig flott serie! :)
Liker veldig godt det siste bildet. Fint spill mellom lys, skygger, linjer osv. :)

Sandra Rocha said...

Great job.
Fantastic my friend.

Mary said...

This is very intersting...I showed them to my husband who likes things this sort of thing a lot.