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ADLER gunnery training ship / AA floating battery (1909/1944)

Adler (as planned in 1944)

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Adler (ex-Peder Skram) 99 Orlogsværftet, Copenhagen, Denmark 24/5/1905 2/5/1908 24/9/1909 // 1944 sunk 1/4/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

3500

Displacement full, t

3783

Length, m

84.0 wl 87.1 oa

Breadth, m

15.6

Draught, m

4.97 normal 5.03 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 6 Thornycroft boilers or none

Power, h. p.

4200 or none

Max speed, kts

15.5 or none

Fuel, t

coal 245

Armour, mm belt: 195 - 155, deck: 65 - 45, CT: 190

Armament

6 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 4 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28, 4 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

Complement

 

Ship project history: Ex-Danish coast defence battleship. 28/8/1943 she was scuttled at Copenhagen, salvaged by Germans, rearmed and entered service as gunnery training ship - AA floating battery Adler. She was differed from antiaircraft batteries by main guns model and absence of the radar. She was non-self-propelled in German navy by some sources.

Ship protection: Belt has 195mm thickness amidships and 155mm abreast former barbettes. Deck was 45mm with 65mm slopes, connected with lower edge of the belt. 105mm guns were protected by shields.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Adler 1/4/1945 was lost during raid of Allied aircraft to Kiel.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14