Norwegian B-class submarine
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The B class submarines B-2, B-3 and B-4 at quay in Norway
|Builders:||Karljohansvern Naval shipyard|
|Operators:||Royal Norwegian Navy|
|Preceded by:||Norwegian A class submarine|
|Succeeded by:||U class submarine|
|In service:||1923 – 1946|
|In commission:||1 February 1923|
|Completed:||HNoMS B-1, HNoMS B-2
HNoMS B-3, HNoMS B-4
HNoMS B-5, HNoMS B-6
|Displacement:||365 tons surfaced
545 tons submerged
|Propulsion:||2 x Sulzer 900 shp diesel engines/2 x 700 shp electric engines|
|Speed:||maximum 15 knots (27.8 km/h) surfaced
maximum 8.9 knots (16.5 km/h) dived
|Range:||2,900 nautical miles (5,370.8 km) at 9 knots (16.5 km/h) surfaced
150 nautical miles (277.8 km) submerged at 3 knots (5.5 km/h)
|Complement:||23(? officers and ? ratings)|
|Armament:||Four 45 cm (17.7 inch) torpedo tubes
1 × 76 mm gun
- B-1 (1922–1946) Escaped to the United Kingdom 8 June 1940.
- B-2 (1923–1940) Captured by the Germans at Fiskå on 11 April.
- B-3 (1923–1940) Scuttled in Alsvåg, Vesterålen 10 June 1940 by its own crew to prevent capture by the Germans. Ordered to escape to the UK, but prevented by battery explosion.
- B-4 (1923–1940) Captured by the Germans at Filtvet on 10 April.
- B-5 (1929–1940) Captured by the Germans at Fiskå on 11 April.
- B-6 (1929–1940) Surrendered to German troops on 18 May under threat of bombing of the port of Florø.
- Kindell, Don. "Naval Events, June 1940, Part 1 of 4 Saturday 1st – Friday 7th". Naval-History.net. Retrieved 17 April 2010.
- Abelsen, Frank (1986). Norwegian naval ships 1939–1945 (in Norwegian and English). Oslo: Sem & Stenersen AS. ISBN 82-7046-050-8.
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