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DANISH ROYAL NAVY (DENMARK)

TORPEDO SHIPS

HVALROSSEN torpedo boats (1913-1914)

Hvalrossen 1914

Hvalrossen 1940

Name 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

 

 

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

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

Ship project history: Project was developed by Danish Admiralty. For their time project 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.

Sværdfisken 1923

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