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German Armed Forces Research 1918-1945


Name: Viking
Type Gunboat
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Carljohansvaerns Vaerft, Horten
Launched 2.4.91
Commissioned 1891
Weight, metric tons 1200
Weight, BRT 1086
Length, meters 63,00
Width, meters 9,30
Depth, meters 4,10
Engines Two 3cyl. expansion engines,
2 shafts, ? boilers
Horsepower, HP 2200 induced*
Speed, knots 15*
Range, nautical miles
2300 at 15 knots using 140t coal*
Patients/Medical staff ?/?
Crew 145*
Armament None
Owner Norges Roede Kors, Oslo
History completed as Norwegian Gunboat I. Class; stricken 1920, due to useless engines; 1923 hospital hulk, Lofoten and Finnmark; 1940 seized by the Germans; into service 10.9.40 as hospital/accommodation hulk, Hs-Flotille Narvik; at some point later in the war moved to Lödingen; returned 1945, fate unknown.