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NORDLAND gunnery training ship (1923/1944)

Nordland 1944

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Nordland (ex-Niels Iuel) 116 Orlogsværftet, Copenhagen, Denmark 1914 3/7/1918 23/5/1923 // 9/1944 sunk 3/5/1945

 

Displacement standard, t

3800

Displacement full, t

4100

Length, m

87.0 wl 90.0 oa

Breadth, m

16.3

Draught, m

4.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

5800

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

coal 250 + oil 240

Endurance, nm(kts) 5800(10)
Armour, mm belt: 195, deck: 55, CT: 170

Armament

3 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 2 x 2 - 37/80 SK C/30, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

Complement

200 + 400 cadets

Ship project history: Former Danish coast defence battleship. 28/8/1943 at attempt to escape to Sweden she was damaged by German aircraft and ran ashore in Kattegat. In October, 1943 she was salvaged by German wreckers, repaired and in September, 1944 entered service under German flag as gunnery training ship Nordland. Besides 200 crew members she can take up to 400 cadets.

Ship protection: Flat 55mm armoured deck was connected with upper edge of 195mm main belt. CT had 170mm sides and 40mm roof.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Nordland 3/5/1945 was sunk by British aircraft at Eckernförde. In 1952 she was raised and BU.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14