Operation Seagull

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Operation Seagull was a British action during the Second World War to destroy several Nazi-controlled industrial targets including a smelter at Arendal, with the help of Kompani Linge agents from Norway.[1]

On 10 February 1943[2] the Norwegian submarine HNoMS Uredd was transporting the six-man sabotage team to Bodø when she hit a minefield laid by the German minelayer Cobra and sank, killing all 34 crew and the six agents.[3]

In 1986, King Olav V unveiled a memorial to those lost aboard the Uredd, located in Grensen.[4]


  • Lt. Per Getz
  • Sub-Lt. Tobias Skog
  • Sgt. Thorlief Daniel Grong
  • Cpl. Sverre Granlund (also served as a commando during Operation Musketoon)
  • Pte. Eivind Dahl Eriksen
  • Pte. Hans Rohde Hansen


  1. ^ "Allied codenames - sorted by theatre of operation". csn.ul.ie. 2005. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Believed mined about the 10th, Royal Norwegian Navy officially declared her lost on the 20th, the Royal Navy on the 28th.
  3. ^ Kindell, Don (2013). "Royal Norwegian Navy casualties - World War II". patriotfiles.com. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "What Did You Do In The War, Dundee? — HMS Ambrose". dundee-at-war.net. 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2013.