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Name: GORGON launched as NIDAROS
Type: Monitor
Keel: 11/06/1913
Launched: 08/08/1914
Completed: 25/05/1918
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 862
Dimensions: 5700disp, 290.0 x 73.7 x 16.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (20, 33 & 54 x 30ins), 4000ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 13.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 9.2ins, 4 x 1 x 6.0ins, 2 x 1 x 3.0ins, 4 x 1 x 3pdr guns
History:
25/05/1918 British Royal Navy
28/08/1928 Broken up
Comments: Launched as coastal defence ship NIDAROS for the Government of Norway
11/1914: Taken over by the Admiralty for use as a coastal monitor
Completion delayed by other more urgent work
1921: Armament removed and hull used for testing underwater explosions
28/08/1928: Sold to TW Ward Ltd for breaking up at Pembroke Dock


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship