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HELGOLAND

 

Nationality:

Denmark

Type: Coast defense battleship
Class: HELGOLAND - only ship in class
Builder: Copenhagen
Launched: 1878
Displacement: 5,332 tons

Dimensions: (in feet and inches)

259' 7" x 59' 2" x 19' 4"
Armor (Iron):
PLACEMENT THICKNESS
Belt: 8" - 12"
Barbette: 10"
Battery: 10"
Machinery: 4,000ihp.  Coal:  224 tons
Speed: 13.75 knots
Armament:
NUMBER SIZE MOUNTS
1 12" / 22 cal. 1x1
4 10.2" / 22 cal. 4x1
5 4.7" / 25 cal. 5x1
10 1-pdr. revolvers 10x1
2 15" TT
3 14" TT
Compliment: 331

 

 

Sister ships:  none

 

 

Notes:  Noted as an unusual design, with a complete belt and the four 10.2" guns in a main deck battery, of which the forward part formed a barbette for the 12" gun.  As her displacement was over 5,000 tons, in international circles she was considered a "real" battleship.  Throughout her career, she was the biggest and heaviest armed coastal ship of the Scandinavian countries.  Following service, she was stricken from the active list in June, 1907, and broken up.

 

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