Yes, Norway Really Did Sink Its Own Warship. Here's Why.

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A strange story.

Yes, Norway Really Did Sink Its Own Warship. Here's Why.

Congratulations, Norway: You played yourself.

Following a collision with a civilian vessel on Nov. 8, the captain of the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad made the brilliant decision to deliberately run the vessel aground to prevent the warship, among the most capable in the NATO fleet, from sinking outright.

(This article by Jared Keller originally appeared at Task & Purpose. Follow Task & Purpose on Twitter. This article first appeared in 2018.)

Five days later, the Helge Ingstad is now almost completely submerged, effectively ruining the Norwegian military's chances of salvaging the frigate's systems.

Here are the details, courtesy of Naval Today:

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