HNoMS Tyr (N50)
Tyr in Harstad in June 2011.
|Namesake:||Norse god Týr|
|Builder:||Voldnes Skipsverft, Fosnavåg|
|Commissioned:||7 March 1995|
|Displacement:||735 tons full load|
|Length:||42.5 m (139.4 ft)|
|Beam:||10 m (32.8 ft)|
|Draught:||6.5 m (21.3 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Two x Deutch BA 12M816|
|Speed:||12 knots (22.2 km/h)|
|Notes:||Pennant number N50|
HNoMS Tyr is a mine control vessel used for underwater search and recovery by the Royal Norwegian Navy.
Tyr was built at Voldnes Skipsverft in 1981 and was used as an offshore standby-ship in the North Sea under the name MS Sandby Master. The Royal Norwegian Navy took her over in 1993, and Tyr went through a comprehensive rebuilding and modernization program between 1994 and February, 1995 at the Mjellem & Karlsen shipyard in Bergen. Under the rebuilding Tyr was equipped with new thrusters, the bridge was expanded and a mine hangar was built on the aft-deck, and new hydraulic equipment was installed on the work-deck. Tyr was fitted with tactical systems, and was equipped with an Scorpio 21 ROV. The furnishings were also modernized.
Wreck discoveries and recoveries
HNoMS Tyr has discovered and/or recovered several wrecks:
- Localization and filming of the German battleship Scharnhorst in cooperation with the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.
- Localization and filming of the German U-boat U-864, sunk west of Fedje in 1945.
- Localization and filming of the German U-boat U-735, sunk near Horten in the Second World War.
- Localization and filming of the Polish troop-transport ship Chrobry, sunk in the Vestfjorden in 1940.
- Localization and filming of the Norwegian coastal express ship SS Prinsesse Ragnhild, sunk off Bodø on 23 October 1940.
- Localization and filming of the Royal Navy destroyer Hunter sunk on 10 April 1940 during the Battles of Narvik
- Localization of the German prisoner transport ship Palatia, sunk in the Second World War. This is the second largest ship disaster in Norwegian history.
- Relocalization of the Norwegian submarine Uredd, sunk on 24 February 1943 after hitting a German minefield.
- Localization and recovery of a Norwegian F-16 fighter jet, which had crashed in Bindalsfjorden, May 1997.
- Localization and recovery of a Norwegian F-16 fighter jet, which had crashed in the sea off Landegode, Bodø.
- Search localization of assumed deceased, after the Sleipner disaster.
- Search and recovery of both helicopter and the deceased after a helicopter crashed in the Førdefjorden in October 1996.
- Emberland, Torkil (19 May 2014). "Den kan brukes til alt fra skattejakt til oljeleting, og kan bli din for 20 millioner". Nordlys (in Norwegian). Retrieved 21 May 2014.
- Official Norwegian Defence Force website: Over 5,000 graves found (Norwegian)
- Tor Leif Pedersen (27 February 2007). "- Tonnevis med kvikksølv ikke funnet". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 5 July 2011.
- Lawson, Siri Holm. "D/S Prinsesse Ragnhild". Warsailors.com. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
- "Sunken WWII ship found in fjord". BBC News. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
- "Oppdaget ny koralldyrart utenfor Bodø". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 3 May 2001. Retrieved 5 July 2011.