HNoMS Utsira (P 85)
Submarine of the V class
|Navy||The Royal Norwegian Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||21 May 1942|
|Laid down||21 May 1943|
|Launched||22 May 1944|
|Commissioned||24 Aug 1944|
HMS Variance was transferred to the Royal Norwegian Navy upon completion on 24 August 1944. She was renamed Utsira. Utsira was scrapped at Hamburg in 1965.
|Former name||HMS Variance|
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Notable events involving Utsira include:
6 Nov 1944
HMS Taciturn (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from the Clyde for Scapa Flow. She makes the passage together with HMS Scythian (T/Lt. C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) and HNoMS Utsira (Lt. S. Valvatne). They are escorted by HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN). (1)
4 Jan 1945
HNoMS Utsira (Lt. S. Valvatne) departed from Dundee for her 3rd war patrol. She is to patrol in the Frohavet - Foldenfjord area. She is to proceed to Lerwick first where she arrived late on the 5th.
6 Jan 1945
HNoMS Utsira (Lt. S. Valvatne) departed from Lerwick harbour at 0905 hours (zone -1) for the patrol area.
16 Jan 1945
HNoMS Utsira (Lt. S. Valvatne) torpedoed and sank the German patrol vessel V 6408 /Skagerak (1281 GRT, built )
5 Apr 1945
HNoMS Utsira (Lt.Cdr. Valvatne) torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Torridal (1381 GRT, offsite link) off the Follafjord, Norway.
- ADM 173/18917
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.