Submarine of the B class
|Navy||The Royal Norwegian Navy|
|Built by||Horten Navy Yard (Horten, Norway)|
|Launched||1 Aug 1922|
|Commissioned||1 Feb 1923|
Escaped to Great Britain after the invasion of Norway.
Commands listed for HNoMS B-1
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|1||Kaptain Christian Fredrik Thestrup Melsom, RNON||17 Oct 1939||17 Nov 1940|
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Notable events involving B-1 include:
14 Feb 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. L.W.A. Bennington, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. Upon completion of these exercises she proceeded to Rothesay together with the Norwegian submarine B 1. They were escorted by the corvette HMS Hydrangea (Lt. J.E. Woolfenden, RNR). (1)
2 Jul 1941
Sub.Lt Einar Lauritsen served as 3rd Officer until 41-9-22 after completing his R.N. Submariners Officers Course (3)
9 Aug 1943
Lt. Einar Lauritsen served as C.O. until April 1944 (3)
- ADM 173/16714
- ADM 173/17066
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.