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CRUISERS

GEJSER protected cruisers (1893-1895)

Gejser 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Gejser   Burmeister og Wain, København   5/7/1892 8/5/1893 stricken 3/1928
Hejmdal   Orlogsværftet, København   30/8/1894 16/4/1895 stricken 10/1930

 

 

Displacement normal, t

Gejser: 1262

Hejmdal: 1320

Displacement full, t

Gejser: 1282

Hejmdal: 1342

Length, m

70.6 pp 72.3 oa

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

Gejser: 3.45

Hejmdal: 3.61

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 8 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

3000

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

coal 117 max

Endurance, nm(kts) 1700(10)

Armour, mm

Gejser: steel; deck: 50 - 30

Hejmdal: steel; deck: 45 - 25

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/38 L/40 C/92, 4 x 1 - 87/37 SK L/40, 2 x 1 - 37/20 M.1885, 4 x 5 - 37/17 M.1875, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 3 - 381 TT (2 beam, 1 stern)

Complement

156

Ship project history: Seaworthy gunboats, officially rated as cruisers. They differed a little from each other: Hejmdal had 1342t displacement and has one funnel.

Ship protection: Guns were protected by shields. There was armoured main deck.

Modernizations: 1910s, both: - 2 x 1 - 37/20, 4 x 5 - 37/17; + 2 x 1 - 57/40 M.1885, 2 x 1 - 57/40 M.1885 AA

Naval service: No significant events.

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