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HNoMS Stavanger (F303)
The Norwegian frigate KNM Stavanger (F303).
Norwegian frigate Stavanger (F303).
Career (Norway)
Name: Stavanger
Ordered: 1960
Launched: 4 February 1966
Commissioned: 8 December 1967
Decommissioned: June 1998
Identification: F303
General characteristics
Class & type: Oslo-class frigate
  • 1,735 long tons (1,763 t) standard
  • 2,100 long tons (2,134 t) full load
Length: 96.6 m (316 ft 11 in)
Beam: 11.2 m (36 ft 9 in)
Draft: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: Twin steam boilers, one high pressure and one low pressure steam turbine, 20,000 hp (14,914 kW)
Speed: 25 knots (29 mph; 46 km/h)
Range: 3,900 nautical miles at 15 knots (7,200 km at 28 km/h)
Complement: 120 (129 max) officers and men
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Siemens/Plessey AWS-9 long range air search radar
  • Racal DeccaTM 1226 surface search radar in I band
  • Kongsberg MSI-90(U) tracking and fire control system
  • Raytheon Mk 95; I/J-band search and track radar for Sea Sparrow
  • Medium frequency Thomson-CSF Sintra/Simrad TSM 2633 combined hull and VDS active sonar
  • High frequency Terne III active sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
4 × Mark 36 SRBOC chaff launchers ESM: AR 700 suite

HNoMS Stavanger (pennant number F303) was an Oslo-class frigate of the Royal Norwegian Navy.

Stavanger was decommissioned in 1998. She was later used for target practice and sunk in 2001 by a single DM2A3 torpedo launched from the Ula-class submarine Utstein.

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