HNoMS Æger (1894)

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Æger
HNoMS Æger in 1894
History
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Name: Æger
Namesake: Ægir – the Jötunn king of the sea in Norse mythology
Builder: Karljohansvern Naval Yard, Horten
Launched: 17 May 1894
Commissioned: 1894
Decommissioned: 1932
General characteristics
Type: Rendel gunboat
Displacement: 413 long tons (420 t) or 420 long tons (427 t) [sources disagree]
Length: 33.22 m (109.0 ft)
Draught: 2.36 m (7 ft 9 in)
Propulsion: 350 hp (260 kW) engine
Speed: 9.8 knots (11.3 mph; 18.1 km/h)
Complement: 43
Armament:
  • 1 × 21 cm (8.3 in) gun
  • 1 × 10-pdr 7.11 cm (2.8 in) QF gun
  • 2 × 4-pdr 5 cm (2.0 in) QF guns
Armour: Deck: 38 mm (1.5 in)

HNoMS Æger was a Rendel gunboat built for the Royal Norwegian Navy at Karljohansvern Naval Yard in 1894, as the last of the 2. class gunboats. Larger than the other, older 2. class gunboats, Æger had a 38 mm (1.5 inch) armoured deck.

She was known as Padda ("The Toad") due to the way she looked, and was kept in the fleet until she was decommissioned in 1932.

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