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Eidsvold

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Norge     Armstrong, Elswick, UK 1899 31.1.1900 2.1901 sunk 9.4.1940
Eidsvold     Armstrong, Elswick, UK 1899 14.6.1900 1901 sunk 9.4.1940


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

3645

Displacement full, t

4166

Length, m

91.7 pp 94.6 oa

Breadth, m

15.4

Draught, m

5.38 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 6 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

4500

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

coal 550

Endurance, nm(kts)6000(10)
Armour, mm

belt: 152-127, bulkheads: 152, NS; turrets: 203-152, deck: 51-37, CT: 152

Armament

2 x 1 - 209/44 Armstrong C, 6 x 1 - 149/46 Armstrong FF, 8 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 4 x 1 - 47/46 Hotchkiss, 2 - 450 TT (beam)

Complement

266



Standard scale images


<i>Norge</i> 1940
Norge 1940
<i>Eidsvold</i> 1940
Eidsvold 1940


Graphics


<i>Eidsvold</i>
Eidsvold


Project history

Largest combat ships of the Norwegian Navy in both World Wars. They were designed in 1898, and were the further development of Harald Haarfagre class, differed by using of Krupp armour instead of Harvey, water-tube boilers instead of fire-tube and two funnels instead of one.

From the moment of completing up to the Second World War beginning both ships were not exposed to any significant modernisations: all was limited by installation of several AA guns. Nevertheless, by 1940 these ships were in fair technical condition and easily could keep 15kts speed.

Protection

Belt protected about 60% of ship length, its thickness decreased to 127mm at upper edge, belt was covered by 51mm main deck, turtleback-form 37mm main deck protected ship ends.

Modernizations

1927, both: + 2 x 1 - 47/46 QF Mk I

~1939, both: + 2 x 1 - 76/28 Bofors M36, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk I, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

Naval service

Eidsvold 9.4.1940 was torpedoed at entrance to Narvik harbour by German destroyer Wilhelm Heidkamp, blown up and sunk. Norge 9.4.1940 was torpedoed in harbour of Narvik by German destroyer Bernd von Arnim, capsized and sunk.