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DANISH ROYAL NAVY (DENMARK)

TORPEDO SHIPS

SPRINGEREN torpedo boats (1917-1920)

Springeren 1914

Makrelen 1940

Springeren 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Springeren 1920- 10, 1923- B2, 1929- S1 Orlogsværftets, København 4/1916 8/7/1916 2/1917 minesweeper 1929, captured by Germany 8/1943, returned 5/1945, stricken 8/1946
Støren 1920- 9, 1923- B3, 1929- S2 Orlogsværftets, København 1916 5/8/1916 4/1917 minesweeper 1929, stricken 6/1940
Søløven, 1937- Søridderen, 4/1943- Hajen 1920-8, 1923- B4, 1929- S3 Orlogsværftets, København 4/1916 9/9/1916 5/1917 minesweeper 1929, stricken 6/1940, commissioned again 4/1943, captured by Germany 8/1943, returned 5/1945, stricken 1/1947
Søhunden 1920- 7, 1923- B5, 1929- S4 Orlogsværftets, København 1916 6/1/1917 1917 minesweeper 1929, stricken 6/1940
Havhesten, 1938- Havørnen 1920- 6, 1923- B6, 1929- S5 Orlogsværftets, København 1916 16/2/1917 1917 minesweeper 1929, scuttled 29/8/1943
Narhvalen 1920- 5, 1923- B7, 1929- S6 Orlogsværftets, København   4/4/1917 1917 minesweeper 1929, captured by Germany 8/1943, returned 5/1945, stricken 10/1949
Makrelen 1920- 4, 1923- B8, 1929- R2 Orlogsværftets, København 1917 30/1/1918 1918 scuttled 29/8/1943
Nordkaperen 1920- 3, 1923- B9, 1929- R3 Orlogsværftets, København   16/3/1918 1918 scuttled 29/8/1943
Havkatten 1920- 2, 1923- B10, 1929- R4 Orlogsværftets, København 11/1918 3/5/1919 5/1920 interned 8/1943, returned 5/1945, stricken 10/1948
Sælen 1920- 1, 1923- B11, 1929- R5 Orlogsværftets, København 1919 30/9/1919 6/1920 scuttled 29/8/1943

Displacement standard, t

93

Displacement normal, t

109

Length, m

38.5

Breadth, m

4.25

Draught, m

2.74

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

24.6

Fuel, t

coal 15

Endurance, nm(kts) 425(14)

Armament

2 x 1 - 57/40 M.1885, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 1 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

24

Ship project history: Project was developed by Danish Admiralty on a basis of drawings of Normand licence-built torpedo boat Ormen. By the moment of creation project has become outdated, but thanks to low-level building cost series appeared large and included 10 ships.

In 1928-1929 six ships were converted to minesweepers and received minesweeping equipment instead of deck TTs.

Modernizations: 1928-1929, Springeren, Støren, Søløven, Søhunden, Havhesten, Narhvalen: - 1 x 1 - 450 TT; + minesweeping equipment.

Naval service: Springeren foundered 18/6/1940, salvaged, repaired and commissioned again 21/4/1943. Havørnen, Makrelen, Nordkaperen and Sælen were scuttled by crews in Copenhagen 29/8/1943 to avoid capture by Germans. Havkatten in August, 1943 was interned in Sweden, in 1945 she was returned to Denmark and stricken in 1948. Narhvalen, Hajen and Springeren in August 1943 were captured by Germany, in 1945 they were returned to Denmark and stricken in 1946-1949.

Narhvalen 1930

Ivan Gogin, 2010-16