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BESKYTTEREN patrol ship (1900)


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Beskytteren

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Beskytteren     Orlogsværftets, København 11.1899 7.6.1900 11.1900 captured by Germany 8.1943


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

300

Displacement full, t415
Length, m

43.4

Breadth, m

7.61

Draught, m

3.80

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

625

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)1200(10)
Armament

1 x 1 - 47/40 M.1885, 2 x 1 - 37/20 M.1875

Complement

47



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<i>Beskytteren</i> 1943
Beskytteren 1943


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<i>Beskytteren</i>
Beskytteren


Project history

Perhaps, fishery protection ships were unique ships of Danish Navy, intended for operations in high seas, though, of course, it is very difficult to consider them as rigorous warships. They represented very variegated company: huge, to Danish measures, Ingolf with more than 1000t displacement, armed with 120mm guns and carrying a seaplane, and small 80t Ternen with 37mm gun.

Modernizations

1930s: - 2 x 1 - 37/20; + 1 x 1 - 57/40 M.1885, 1 x 1 - 47/40 M.1885

Naval service

Beskytteren was captured by Germans in August, 1943 at Copenhagen. She was returned in May, 1945 and used as minesweeper depot ship till 1950.