F313 KNM Helge Instad

NO Royal Norwegian Navy

2009 to present    

F313 KNM Helge Instad


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Call Sign: LABI


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History of NO F313 KNM Helge Instad

2006-apr-28Laid down
2013-decDeploymentin Eastern Mediterranean for chemical disarmament operations off Syria, until May 2014
2017-aug-1DeploymentUKNorth Western Approaches Saxon Warrior 17 Exercise Saxon Warrior 17 participated in NATO exercise
2018-nov-8Deploymentnr Stureterminal Accident SNMG1 While with NATO SNMG1, in collision with oil tanker Sola TS in Hjeltefjorden, just north of Stureterminal in western Norway, before dawn. Tugs drove Helge Ingstad aground to prevent her sinking in the deep waters of the fjord. Her starboard side is submerged, stern low. By 12 Nov, attached cables failed to prevent her shifting into deeper water and becoming almost completely submerged. She was finally lifted on 27 Feb 2019 and moved out for repair assessment.



    from Fridtjof Nansen class
5500full load (tn)
134length (m)
16.80beam (m)
7.60draught (m)
4500range (nm)
26max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine diesel
1Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODAG
1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPY-1 AEGIS



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