Scuttling the Navy August 29, 1943:
The two old torpedo boats, now serving as
patrol boats SÆLEN and
scuttled next to each other at the Naval Dockyard on August 29, 1943.
Immediately upon receipt of the order to try
to get to Sweden og scuttle the ship, both ships tried to escape form the
The way out was unfortunately blocked by the
small minesweeper MS 4, which has been set on fire, and both ships
had to return to the pier.
Just after the ships had returned to the
mooring place at 0440 hours, the crews were ordered ashore, and at 0455
hours both ships were scuttled.
Both were raised by the Germans; SÆLEN was raised on November
20, and placed on land two days later.
NORDKAPEREN was raised and placed on
land November 26.
Both ships were partially scrapped by the Germans, and the few remains
that were found at the Royal Dockyard after the war, were sold for scrap
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