Herluf Trolle-class coastal defence ship

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HDMS Herluf Trolle
Class overview
Name: Herluf Trolle class
Builders: Copenhagen Navy Yard
Operators: Royal Danish Navy
Subclasses: Peder Skram
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: coastal defence ship
Displacement: 3,494 tons
Length: 82.87 m (271 ft 11 in)
Beam: 15.06 m (49 ft 5 in)
Draught: 4.93 m (16 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 4,200 hp (3,100 kW), two shafts
Speed: 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h)
Complement: 254
Armament: 2 × 9.4 in (24 cm) (2 × 1)
4 × 15 cm (5.9 in) (4 × 1)
10 × 5.7 cm (2.2 in) (10 × 1)
3 × 45 cm (18 in) torpedo tubes
Armour: 8 in (20 cm) belt
7 in (18 cm) turret

The Herluf Trolle class was a class of coastal defence ships of the Royal Danish Navy. The class comprised Herluf Trolle, Olfert Fischer and Peder Skram.

Design[edit]

Dimensions and machinery[edit]

The ships of the class were 82.87 metres (271 ft 11 in) long, had a beam of 15.06 metres (49 ft 5 in), a draught of 4.93 metres (16 ft 2 in), and had a displacement of 3,494 ton. The ships were equipped with 2 shaft reciprocating engines, which were rated at 4,200 ihp (3,100 kW) and produced a top speed of 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h).

Armour[edit]

The ships had belt armour of 8 in (20 cm) and 7 in (18 cm) turret armour.

Armament[edit]

The main armament of the ships were two 9.4 in (24 cm) single turret guns. Secondary armament included four single 15 cm (5.9 in) guns and ten 5.7 cm (2.2 in) single guns.

Construction[edit]

Herluf Trolle was laid down at the Copenhagen Navy Yard and launched on 1 January 1899. Olfert Fischer was also laid down at Copenhagen Navy Yard and was launched on 1 January 1902.

References[edit]

  • Moore, J: Jane's Fighting Ships of World war I (1919; reprinted 1992) ISBN 1 85170 378 0

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