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ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY (NORWAY)

TORPEDO SHIPS

LAKS 1st class torpedo boats (1900-1901)

nearly sister-ship Hval 1905

nearly sister-ship Storm 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Laks   MV Horten   12/7/1900 1900 captured by Germanu 9/4/1940 (Admiral Deinhard), returned 5/1945, BU 1945
Sild   MV Horten   30/7/1900 1900 scuttled 5/5/1940
Sæl   MV Horten   25/9/1901 1901 sunk 18/4/1940
Skrei   MV Horten   31/10/1901 1901 scuttled 8/5/1940, returned 5/1945, BU 1945

 

  

Displacement normal, t

83

Displacement full, t

107

Length, m

38.5

Breadth, m

4.80

Draught, m

1.10 fore 2.15 aft

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

1150

Max speed, kn

21

Fuel, t

coal 17

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 37/45 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

23

Ship project history: The project of Schichau created on the basis of German torpedo boat S67. By 1940 survived ships made about 17.5kts.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Laks 9/4/1940 was captured in Trondheim by German troops and commissioned by Germans as Admiral Deinhard. After war she was returned to Norway and BU in 1945. Sæl 19/4/1940 was sunk by two German MTBs in Hardangen-fjord. Subsequently she was salvaged by Germans and after repair commissioned as NH03. Sild was scuttled by crew 5/5/1940 at Svane island. Subsequently she was salvaged by Germans and commissioned as Balte. Skrei was scuttled by crew in the Frej-fjord at Kristiansand. She was salvaged by Germans and commissioned under name NH01. After war she was returned to Norway.

 

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