HNoMS Tyr (N50)

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HNoMS Tyr (N50) in Harstad 2011.jpg
Tyr in Harstad in June 2011.
Name: HNoMS Tyr
Namesake: Norse god Týr
Builder: Voldnes Skipsverft, Fosnavåg
Commissioned: 7 March 1995
General characteristics
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)
Ice class: 1A
Propulsion: Two x Deutch BA 12M816
Speed: 18 knots (33.3 km/h)
Range: 17,000 nautical miles
Complement: 20
Armament: M2HB MG
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.[citation needed]

In 2014, Tyr was put up for sale by the Norwegian Armed Forces, with an estimated price of 15-20 million kr.[1]

Wreck discoveries and recoveries[edit]

Tyr in Arendal in June 2012

HNoMS Tyr has discovered and/or recovered several wrecks:


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Official Norwegian Defence Force website: Over 5,000 graves found (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Tor Leif Pedersen (27 February 2007). "- Tonnevis med kvikksølv ikke funnet". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Lawson, Siri Holm. "D/S Prinsesse Ragnhild". Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sunken WWII ship found in fjord". BBC News. 5 March 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Oppdaget ny koralldyrart utenfor Bodø". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 3 May 2001. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 

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