HMS Viking (P 69)
Submarine of the V class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.)|
|Ordered||5 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||3 Sep 1942|
|Launched||5 May 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Aug 1943|
Transferred to the Norwegian Navy in 1946 and renamed KNM Utvær.
Commands listed for HMS Viking (P 69)
Please note that we're still working on this section.
|1||Lt. Rawdon Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN||Jun 1943||late 1945|
You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.
Notable events involving Viking include:
5 Jul 1944
While on patrol in the Norwegian Sea, HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) fires from 600 yards a four-torpedo spread at German U-boat U-965 in approximate position 70°00'N, 00°00'W. As the Germans saw the torpedo tracks they managed to avoid them.
At 1745 hours the officer of the watch sighted a the conning tower of a U-boat bearing 070° 3.5 nautical miles away. Viking closed at speed to get in position for attack. At 1816 hours four torpedoes were fired but due to a surface runner and the smooth seas the Germans were able to dodge the torpedoes.
1 Sep 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) attacked a German convoy with torpedoes off Egersund, Norway in position 58°36'N, 05°39'E. All torpedoes fired missed their target(s).
4 Sep 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) attacked a German convoy with torpedoes about 10 nautical miles south-east of Egersund, Norway. All torpedoes fired missed their target(s).
14 Oct 1944
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) torpedoed and sank the Norwegian merchant Standard (1286 GRT, offsite link) off the Saltfjorden, Norway in position 67°09'N, 14°09'E.