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VIKING small protected cruiser (1891)

Viking 1891

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Viking   Horten verft 1890 2/4/1891 1891 stricken 1920

 

 

Displacement normal, t

1120

Displacement full, t

1181

Length, m

63.5

Breadth, m

9.30

Draught, m

3.66 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VC, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kn

15

Fuel, t

coal 140

Endurance, nm(kts) 2300(10)

Armour, mm

Harvey; deck: 35, shields: 25, casemates: 25, CT: 35

Armament

2 x 1 - 149/37 SK L/40 C/92, 4 x 1 - 65/50 Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 1 - 356 TT (bow)

Complement

125

Ship project history: On the borderline between cruiser and gunboat, but the 30mm deck places this ship as a cruiser.

Protection: Armoured thin 35mm deck protected machinery. 15cm guns were protected by 25mm shields, secondary guns were protected by 25mm casemates.

Modernizations: 1904: new armament consisted of 1 x 1 - 149/46 Armstrong CC1, 1 x 1 - 120/44 Armstrong Y, 4 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 2 x 1 - 75/37 SK L/40?, 6 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 1 - 356 TT (bow)

Naval service: Viking was stricken in 1920 and in 1924 sold to Norwegian Red Cross for use as hospital ship.

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