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Absalon

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Absalon     Thames IW, Blackwall, UK   1862 6.1862 stricken 5.1908
Esbern Snare     Thames IW, Blackwall, UK   1862 7.1862 TS 1885, depot ship 1906


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

516

Displacement full, t533
Length, m

47.8

Breadth, m

7.92

Draught, m

3.26

No of shafts

1

Machinery

?

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal 65

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armour, mmiron; belt: 64 - 51
Armament

1 x 1 - 202/12.6 60pdr 88ctr 4.321Ton M1860 shell SB by Finspång, 2 x 1 - 150/15.2 24pdr 42ctr 2.063 Ton MLR by Finspång, 4 x 1 - 84/7 4pdr SB howitzers

Complement

50



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<i>Absalon</i>
Absalon


Project history

Iron-hulled armoured gunboats.

Modernizations

1868, both: - 1 x 1 - 202/12.6; + 1 x 1 - 139/14 18pdr Palliser MLR

1877, Esbern Snare: - 1 x 1 - 150/15.2, 4 x 1 - 84/7; + 2 x 5 - 37/17 M.1875, 1 - 381 TT (bow)

1878, Absalon: - 4 x 1 - 84/7; + 2 x 5 - 37/17 M.1875

1880, Esbern Snare: - 2 x 1 - 150/15.2; + 2 x 1 - 87/21 L/24 C/80, 1 x 1 - 356 TT

1882, Absalon: - 3 x 1 - 150/15.2; + 4 x 1 - 87/21 RK L/24 C/80

1885, Absalon: + 2 x 1 - 87/21 RK L/24 C/80

1885, Esbern Snare: - 2 x 1 - 87/21

1888: - 4 x 1 - 87/21, 2 x 5 - 37/17; + 2 x 1 - 120/27 RK L/30 C/84, 4 x 1 - 8.80

Naval service

No significant events.

Many Thanks to Kent Crawford for unique correction of information about ships' guns on this page.