ENS Nils Hegna
This is the third and final vessel of the Are Fjerstad
Class, ENS Nils Hegna
. Immediately it's obvious that a major change in the design has been made by this point. Following the beginning of the Second Achosian War in late 1939, it became plain to the Ebrelan Federal Navy that a major rethinking of their naval doctrine and building programs was needed. The third vessel of the Fjerstad
Class was modified when 45% completed to focus more heavily on convoy escort capabilities, ditching the three 5"/38 guns in favor of a pair of twin 4" DP mounts and additional AAA armament. This vessel, ENS Nils Hegna
, would be the final ship of the class, with other more specialized vessels replacing the four remaining vessels of the class in the EFN's build queue. Hegna
would serve initially with the 8th Escort Squadron, but would be reassigned to the 1st Escort Squadron in late 1944. During a storm in early 1945, she went missing and was presumed sunk by a rogue wave. No wreckage or debris was ever found and all hands were lost.
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