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Ships


Name No Yard 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)


Technical data


Displacement normal, t4900
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, tcoal 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 


Standard scale images


<i>Nidaros </i>as planned
Nidaros as planned


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.