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HELGOLAND coastal battleship (1879)


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Helgoland

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Helgoland     Orlogsværftets, København 20.5.1876 9.5.1878 1879 stricken 6.1907


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

5332

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

79.1

Breadth, m

18.0

Draught, m

5.89 max

No of shafts2
Machinery2 HRCR, 8 cylindrical boilers
Power, h. p.4000
Max speed, kts

13.7

Fuel, t

coal 224

Endurance, nm(kts)1050(10)
Armour, mm

iron; belt: 305 - 203, barbette: 254, battery: 254

Armament

1 x 1 - 305/19 RK L/22 C/78, 4 x 1 - 263/19 RK L/22 C/76, 5 x 1 - 120/22 RK L/25 C/79, 10 x 5 - 37/17 M.1875, 2 - 381 TT (bow), 3 - 356 TT (2 beam, 1 aft)

Complement

331



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<i>Helgoland </i>1879
Helgoland 1879


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<i>Helgoland</i>
Helgoland


Project history

An unusual design with a complete belt and the 4-26cm guns in a main deck battery of which the forward part formed a barbette for the 305mm gun.

Ship protection

Ship was protected by 305-203mm side armour, all big guns had 254mm protection.

Modernizations

1886: - 1 x 1 - 120/22

1887: - 6 x 5 - 37/17; + 2 x 1 - 57/40 M.1885, 3 x 1 - 37/20 M.1885

Naval service

No significant events.