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HEJMDAL fishery protection vessel (1935)


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Hejmdal 1952

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Hejmdal 4/1951- A542   Orlogsværftets, København 7.1934 1.2.1935 5.1935 scuttled 29.8.1943, returned by Germany 5.1945, logistic vessel 1954


Technical data


Displacement standard, t705
Displacement full, t825
Length, m

53.3

Breadth, m

9.15

Draught, m

3.61

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

800

Max speed, kts

12.5

Fuel, t

oil 100

Endurance, nm(kts)4000(12)
Armament

2 x 1 - 75/52 M.12, 2 x 2 - 20/56 Madsen, 2 x 1 - 8.80

Complement

49



Standard scale images


<i>Hejmdal</i> 1940
Hejmdal 1940


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<i>Hejmdal</i> 1952
Hejmdal 1952


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

1945, armament consisted from: 1 x 1 - 75/55 KM12, 2 x 1 - 20/60 Madsen

1948: + 1 x 1 - 75/55 KM12

1952: - 1 x 1 - 75/55, 2 x 1 - 20/60; + 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, radar

Naval service

Hejmdal was scuttled 29.8.1943 at Holmen by the crew, later she was raised by Germans, renamed Nerger and commissioned by Kriegsmarine 1.3.1944. She was retroceded in May, 1945, commissioned again, served till 1960 as patrol and since 1954 as logistic vessel.