Norwegian Submarine Arrives in Norfolk; First-Ever U.S. Visit

Norwegian submarine in Norfolk. Photo:

Norwegian submarine in Norfolk. Photo:

NORFOLK, Va. – A Norwegian diesel electric submarine, HNoMS UTVAER (S303), arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Monday, Sept. 27 for a port visit. The Norwegian vessel will play a part in training with the U.S. Navy.

The visit is historic, marking the first time a Norwegian submarine has pulled into a United States port.

UTVAER will play a part in anti-submarine training with U.S. Navy vessels. The submarine is joined by the Norwegian AEGIS frigate, F 310 FRIDTJOF NANSEN, in port at Naval Station Norfolk.

The submarine and frigate will operate together with the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group during their upcoming Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX).

The Ula-class submarine is one of six in the Royal Norwegian Navy and is known for its silent operation and superior manuverability.


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