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DANISH ROYAL NAVY (DENMARK)

CAPITAL SHIPS AND MONITORS

HERLUF TROLLE coastal battleships (1901-1908)

Olfert Fischer 1906

Olfert Fischer 1910

Peder Skram 1914

Peder Skram 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Herluf Trolle   Orlogsværftet, København 20/7/1897 1/9/1899 7/6/1901 stricken 4/1932
Olfert Fischer   Orlogsværftet, København 20/10/1900 9/5/1903 31/5/1905 stricken 10/1936
Peder Skram   Orlogsværftet, København 25/4/1905 2/5/1908 24/9/1908 scuttled 29/8/1943

 

 

Displacement normal, t

Herluf Trolle: 3494

Olfert Fischer: 3592

Peder Skram: 3735

Displacement full, t

Herluf Trolle: 3650

Olfert Fischer: 3700

Peder Skram: 3785

Length, m

Herluf Trolle, Olfert Fischer: 82.9 pp 86.5 oa

Peder Skram: 84.0 pp 87.4 oa

Breadth, m

Herluf Trolle: 15.1

Olfert Fischer: 15.4

Peder Skram: 15.7

Draught, m

Herluf Trolle: 4.93

Olfert Fischer, Peder Skram: 5.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 6 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

Herluf Trolle, Olfert Fischer: 4200

Peder Skram: 5400

Max speed, kts

Herluf Trolle, Olfert Fischer: 15.5

Peder Skram: 16

Fuel, t

coal 245 - 255 max

Endurance, nm(kts) 2400(9)

Armour, mm

Herluf Trolle: Creusot steel; belt: 195 - 175, turrets: 175 - 150, barbettes: 185, casemates: 140, deck: 65 - 45, CT: 190

Olfert Fischer, Peder Skram: belt: 195 - 155, turrets: 190 - 160, barbettes: 185, casemates: 140, deck: 65 - 45, CT: 190

Armament

Herluf Trolle: 2 x 1 - 240/38 L/40 M.1896, 4 x 1 - 149/42 PK L/43 M.1896, 10 x 1 - 57/40 M.1885, 8 x 1 - 37/20 M.1885, 3 - 450 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Olfert Fischer: 2 x 1 - 240/42 K/43 M.01, 4 x 1 - 149/42 L/43 M.01, 10 x 1 - 57/40 M.1885, 6 x 1 - 47/40 M.1885, 2 x 1 - 37/20 M.1885, 3 - 450 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Peder Skram: 2 x 1 - 240/42 K/43 M.06, 4 x 1 - 150/49 L/50 M.06, 10 x 1 - 75/52 L/55 KM.07, 2 x 1 - 37/20 M.1885, 4 - 450 TT (1 bow, 2 beam, 1 stern)

Complement

254 - 258

Ship project history: Most powerful ships of Danish Navy. Low-board ships with small forecastle and complete armoured belt (excluding fore end). Among themselves they slightly differed by dimensions, main guns and armour type. Each subsequent ship was laid down after trials of previous, therefore project received numerous changes from ship to ship.

Ship protection: Belt protected all ship length on Olfert Fischer and Peder Skram, 6m of length from stem on Herluf Trolle were unprotected. Turrets of two latest ships had 190mm faces, 175mm sides and 160mm rears, barbettes were 185mm thick. Casemates had 140mm faces and 75mm rears. Deck had 65-45mm thickness, CT had 190mm sides.

Modernizations: 1905, Herluf Trolle: + 6 x 1 - 47/40 M.1885

1910, Herluf Trolle, Olfert Fischer: - 6 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 x 1 - 57/40 M.1885

1916, Olfert Fischer; 1917-1918, Herluf Trolle: - 10 x 1 - 57/40; + 6 x 1 - 75/52 L/55 KM.07

1916, Peder Skram: - 2 x 1 - 75/52; + 2 x 1 - 75/52 KM.12 AA

1934, Peder Skram: - 2 x 1 - 75/52; + 2 x 2 - 20/60 Madsen, 2 x 2 - 8/80

1939-1940, Peder Skram: - 2 x 2 - 20/60; + 2 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors M.36

Naval service: Olfert Fischer ended her career as target ship for naval aviation, she can steam at 9kts and had extra horizontal protection of wood and armour for sceleton crew. Peder Skram contained in good condition before WWII. 29/8/1943 ship was scuttled by crew at Holmen, salvaged by Germans, repaired and commissioned as Adler; in April, 1945 she was sunk in Friedrichsort by Allied aircraft, later she was raised and handed over on demolition in 1949.

Olfert Fischer 1911

Peder Skram 1923

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