Skorpionen-class monitor

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KNM Skorpionen
KNM Skorpionen. Note extremely low freeboard and single turret, typical of this kind of warship.
Class overview
Operators:  Royal Norwegian Navy
Preceded by: None
Succeeded by: Thor
Built: 1865–1869
In commission: 1868–1918
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Monitor
Displacement: 1,490 long tons (1,514 t)
Length: 62.33 m (204 ft 6 in)
Beam: 13.68 m (44 ft 11 in)
Draught: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: Coal-fired Reciprocating steam engine, 450 hp (336 kW)
Speed: 8 knots (9.2 mph; 15 km/h)
Complement: 85
Armament: 2 × 26.67 cm (10.50 in) RML guns
Armour: Belt: 5 in (130 mm)
Turret: 12 in (300 mm)
Deck: 5 in (130 mm)

The Skorpionen class monitors were a class of three monitors employed in the Royal Norwegian Navy. The ships were Skorpionen, Mjølner and Thrudvang. The ships were built from 1865 to 1869. The last ship was scrapped in 1918.

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