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ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY (NORWAY)

CAPITAL SHIPS AND MONITORS

NIDAROS coastal battleships

Nidaros as planned

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Nidaros   Armstrong, Elswick, UK 11/6/1913 9/6/1914 --- // 6/1918 completed for United Kingdom (Gorgon)
Bjørgvin   Armstrong, Elswick, UK 26/5/1913 8/8/1914 --- // 9/1918 completed for United Kingdom (Glatton)

 

Displacement normal, t

4900

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

94.5

Breadth, m

16.8

Draught, m

5.40

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 boilers

Power, h. p.

4500

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal 364 + oil 171
Endurance, nm(kts) 2500(10)

Armour, mm

belt: 178-76, bulkheads: 102 - 76, barbettes: 203 - 152, turrets: 203 (face), CT: 203, decks: 63 - 25

Armament

2 x 1 - 240/50 Armstrong E, 2 x 2 - 149/50 Armstrong UU, 6 x 1 - 100/41? Armstrong N?, 2 - 450 TT (beam)

Complement

 

Ship project history: Voted in 1912 and ordered from Armstrong Elswick in January 1913 they were to complete the coastal battleship division of only four ships. They carried the ancient Norwegian names for the cities of Bergen and Trondheim. As the First World War broke out building was stopped. Bought by Britain for £370,000 each, they were taken over by the Royal Navy in 1915 and modified as the monitors Gorgon and Glatton respectively.

Protection: The citadel was consisted of 178-76mm belt, 102-76mm bulkheads and 63-25mm armoured deck.

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