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HVALROSSEN torpedo boats (1913-1914)


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Sværdfisken 1923

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Hvalrossen 1920- 13, 1923- E1, 1929- P1   Orlogsværftets, København   31.3.1913 1913 patrol boat 1929, scuttled 29.8.1943
Delfinen 1920- 12, 1923- E2, 1929- P2   Orlogsværftets, København   5.7.1913 1914 patrol boat 1929, stricken 1932
Sværdfisken 1920- 11, 1923- E3, 1929- P3   Orlogsværftets, København   25.10.1913 1914 patrol boat 1929, stricken 1932


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

169

Displacement normal, t

182

Length, m

45.2

Breadth, m

5.16

Draught, m

2.12

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

3500

Max speed, kts

26.3

Fuel, t

coal 29

Endurance, nm(kts)685(14)
Armament

1 x 1 - 75/52 M07, 1 x 1 - 8.80, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 1 x 2 - 450 TT, 1 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

30



Standard scale images


<i>Hvalrossen</i> 1914
Hvalrossen 1914
<i>Hvalrossen</i> 1940
Hvalrossen 1940


Graphics


<i>Sværdfisken</i> 1923
Sværdfisken 1923


Project history

Design was developed by Danish Admiralty. For their time design was rather conservative. Prominent feature of ships was presence of single and twin TTs simultaneously.

Hvalrossen in 1929 reclassified to patrol. Under some data, bow fixed TT to the Second World War beginning has been demounted.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Hvalrossen was scuttled by crew at Copenhagen 29.8.1943 to avoid capture. Subsequently she was raised by latters, but in course of salvage works ship hull has broken apart  and her repair recognised as inexpedient.