UAM1 Robin Hood – FLB531

FlB531 Robin Hood

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Robin Hood – FLB531

FLB 531 that came inservice for the Germans in 1942 was captured in May 1945 by British RAF soldiers in Bergen. It was given the name Robin Hood. It was used as a Minesweeper/clearing vessel as UAM1 Robin Hood. Nowegian army has not registered this vessel as part of the UAM flotila at the time! More information will follow, especially what happend between 1945 and 1980, but for now here is a timeline that will be updated continually.

02 October 1942

Launche

FLB531 Robin Hood
FLB531 Robin Hood

FL.B 531 and 530 are assigned to the SNDF 5 (North) upon completion of the “Barchstelze” course. Kadoschub arranges transfer immediatly after completion of the equip,ent with consent of SNDF 5

02 October 1942

16 October 1942

New Orders

Instead of FL.B 531, FL.B 509 is assigned to SNDF 5 (North)

16 October 1942

14 December 1943

Moved

FL.B 510 and 531 are to be accelerated from Travem√ľnde to Schellingwoude. Boats are subordinate to Insp. See, troop service and administratively Seeflughorst Schellingwoude. Boats are still available for the “Barchstelze” course.

14 December 1943

03 June 1944

Transfere started

At the instigation of L.In.16, FL.B 510 and 531 that became vacant in Schellingwoude are to be assigned to SNDF (North) in an accelerated manner, report the start of the transfer.

03 June 1944

14 August 1944

Seenotflotille 50

Seenotflottille 50 (Sea Rescue Flotilla) main port of Tananger/Norway

14 August 1944

01 May 1945

Captured

Found in fully intact condition in Bergen harbour on 10 May 1945 by RAF soldiers

01 May 1945

1986

in UK

Photographed in UK with Marking 372

FLB 531 Robin Hood
FLB 531 Robin Hood – UK marked 372
1986

1993

Sunked

FLB531 Robin Hood
Article FLB531 Robin Hood

Article refering to boat sunk in mud.

1993

2020

MA efforts

Documentation of the life of the vessel

2020

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UAM1 Robin Hood – FLB531

Robin Hood – FLB531 FLB 531 that came inservice for the Germans in 1942 was captured in May 1945 by British RAF soldiers in Bergen. It was given the name Robin Hood. It was used as a Minesweeper/clearing vessel as

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