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Badly Damaged Norwegian Frigate Intentionally Ran Aground After Tanker Collision

Blu82

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e still don't know many details surrounding what appears to be a particularly desperate incident that occurred near Bergen, Norway overnight, but in this case, a picture is worth a thousand words. The Aegis combat system equipped Norwegian frigate Helge Ingstad had a collision with the oil tanker Sola and suffered significant damage. According to reports and the photo in the embedded tweet below, the damage was so bad that the captain ordered the ship's crew to run the vessel aground near the entry to a fjord to keep it from sinking.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46136564

Norway has evacuated the entire crew of one of its warships after it collided in a fjord with an oil tanker.

Seven people were lightly injured in the collision in the Hjeltefjord near Bergen in the early hours of Thursday, rescuers say. The frigate has been listing dangerously.

The KNM Helgeelge Ingstad had been returning from Nato military exercises.

The tanker, the Sola TS, was only slightly damaged and it appears that it did not spill oil.

It was not immediately clear what had caused the collision, which reportedly occurred shortly after 04:00 (03:00 GMT), and led to 137 people being taken off the warship.
Edit: Ship details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HNoMS_Helge_Ingstad_(F313)

Edit: Cost about USD $500 million each. Slightly bigger than the SA Navy 'corvettes'.
 
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Puny Warship if a unarmed tanker and a tugship can sink her.
The tanker is 250m long, has a dead weight of 112939 tons.

The Frigate is 134 meters long and weighs 5290 tons.

That tanker would pretty much sink anything it hit. So barring other tankers and an aircraft carrier any ship is puny in comparison.
 

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For an update of one of the blogs I use two things are apparent, the damage is severe enough that they used tugboats to properly ground the frigate after the initial grounding and, the incident happened close to port. It should also be noted that it is a stealth frigate and was apparently running with its transponder off at the time of the incident so they would not have been visible on the tanker's electronic systems.

Video of tugboat actively keeping the Frigate beached

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The tanker is 250m long, has a dead weight of 112939 tons.

The Frigate is 134 meters long and weighs 5290 tons.

That tanker would pretty much sink anything it hit. So barring other tankers and an aircraft carrier any ship is puny in comparison.
so the worlds navies should get rid of all their expensive ships, and just buy old tankers, and outfit them for ramming attacks?
I mean if they will sink pretty much anything they encounter, why dont they do that?
I mean the greeks had ramming prows on their galleons, why cant it make a return?
 
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