Submarine P - 41 "Uredd"
Service in the 9th. submarine flotilla
from 28.01.42 to February 1943
Barrow-in- Furness. Autumn 1941 a series of new modern submarines was buildt. Among the
equipment were radar and asdic. The 27th. September 1941 the norwegian
navy got one of these submarines and became P - 41 Uredd. Uredd was a U - class sub custom made for
operations in costal waters. Uredd was set afloat 24. August 1941.
-Depl. 545 tonn i overflatestilling, 740 tonn neddykket
-Dimensjoner 196 3/4' x 16' x 12 3/4'
-Maskiner 2 dieselmotorer, 615 BHK, 10,5 kn. i overflatestilling
-Elektromotor, 825 BHK, 8,5 kn. under vann
-Aksjonsradius 4050 n. mil ved 10 kn., 30 n. mil ved 9 kn. neddykket
-Bestykning 76 mm kanon og tre maskingeværer
-Torpedorør 4 stk 53,3 cm
-Torpedoer 8 stk. Mk VIII
-Dykkedybde 33 favner
-Under norsk kommando fra 07.12.41 til ca. 20.02.43
Løytnant Rolf Q. Røren commander
on the old norwegian sub B - 1 became commander on
the new U - class sub Uredd.
H.Nor.M. Submarine "Uredd"
made 7 successful missions, but did never return from her 8
mission in February 1943.
Uredd had patrolling tasks in Norwegian
costal areas and did also hit Germann vessels. The 31th. January Uredd went out on
her last mission. This mission was very special, she was to go to Bodø
to set ashore five men from Kompani Linge (Norwegian
special agents) Afterwards she was to go to Senja to pick up two French
submarine sailors after the French Submarine Junon in a hurry had to
leave them back i Norway.
Uredd was supposed to be back in Lerwick the 19th. February.
The Royal Norwegian
Submarines 75 years
of celebration in Bergen 1984
Veterans from " Uredd" and
"Ula" at Uredd,s memorial column .
The wreck of H.Nor.M.
was found by KNM Tana in 1985 on 105 meters depth Southwest of
Fugløyvær. south of Bodø. She had sailed into an unknown German
minefield and was destroyed by a mine explosion. The whole crew of 34 sailors
and 6 agents were all killed
is the only submarine lost in Norwegian sub history.
13.March 1986 was the place where Uredd sank declared as a war grave