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Viking (P69)

Built By: Vickers (Barrow)
Build Group: V2
Fate: Transferred to the Norwegian Navy as Utvaer in 1946.

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Events

03-09-1942 : Laid Down
05-04-1943 : Launched
30-08-1943 : Completed
05-07-1944 : While on patrol in the Norwegian Sea, HMS Viking fires from 600 yards a four-torpedo spread at the German submarine U-965. The Germans saw the torpedo tracks and managed to avoid them.

A serving W/T aboard Viking at this time recalls that the topedoes fired "porpoised", allowing them to be seen by the crew of the U-boat, which then dived. He said they had no idea why the U-boat was on the surface as it evidently was not disabled. He also noted that the crew of the Viking weren't sorry they'd missed the other submariners.
01-09-1944 : HMS Viking attacks a German convoy with torpedoes off Egersund, Norway. All torpedoes fired miss.
04-09-1944 : HMS Viking attacks a German convoy with torpedoes about 10 nautical miles south-east of Egersund, Norway. All torpedoes miss.
14-10-1944 : Torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Standard in the Saltenfjord, Norway.


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