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ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY (NORWAY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

DRAUG destroyers (1909-1914)

Draug 1914

Troll 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Draug H28 MV Horten 1907 18/3/1908 1909 stricken 1944
Troll   MV Horten 1908 7/7/1910 3/1912 captured by Germany 4/5/1940 (Troll), returned 5/1945, stricken 1/1950
Garm   MV Horten 1912 25/5/1913 7/1914 sunk 26/4/1940

Displacement normal, t

550

Displacement full, t

578

Garm: 597

Length, m

69.2

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 boilers

Garm: Germania steam turbines, 4 boilers

Power, h. p.

7500

Garm: 8000

Max speed, kn

Draug: 26.5

Troll: 27

Garm: 27.4

Fuel, t

coal 105

Endurance, nm(kts) 2800(10)

Armament

6 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

76

Ship project history: The project was developed in 1906 by Horten N Yd. For time successful enough ships differed by validity of construction, strong hulls and good seaworthiness. They were close to British ships of "River" class, served some kind of an orienting point at drawing up of technical requirements on designing. Thus Norwegian ships were not a copy, but analogue of British ships, and had a number of individual features: an arrangement of artillery and TTs, and also presence of four funnels giving to the Norwegian ships resemblance with Swedish and Russian destroyers. Last ship, Garm, became first Norwegian turbine-driven ship.

Modernizations: ~1939, all: + 1 x 1 - 12.7/90

Naval service: Draug 9/4/1940 has left Norway to England. In November 1943 she was laid up and soon BU. Garm was sunk by German aircraft 26/4/1940 in the Sogne-fjord (Bjordal). Troll was captured by German troops at Florø 4/5/1940 and commissioned 18/5/1940 by German Navy under own name. After war she was returned to Norway and sold for scrap in 1950.

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