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:||18 knots (33.3 km/h)|
|Range:||17,000 nautical miles|
|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.
In 2014, Tyr was put up for sale by the Norwegian Armed Forces, with an estimated price of 15-20 million kr.
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 submarine U-864, sunk west of Fedje in 1945.
- Localization and filming of the German submarine 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 (in 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.
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