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Name: NORGE
Type: Battleship
Keel: 14/04/1899
Launched: 31/03/1900
Completed: 07/02/1901
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 698
Dimensions: 3848disp, 290.0 x 50.6 x 16.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT3cyl (23, 35 & 54 x 30ins), 4500ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn Leslie, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.2knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 8.2ins, 6 x 1 x 5.9ins, 8 x 1 x 12pdr guns;
2 x 1 x 18.0ins torpedoes
History:
07/02/1901 Norwegian Royal Navy
09/04/1940 Sank
Comments: Member of the Eidsvold Class of coastal defence ships
09/04/1940: Sunk in Narvik harbour by torpedoes from
a German destroyer. 105 crew died


Photograph copyright of Tyne & Wear Archives

Photograph copyright of the Norsk Maritimt Museum, Anders Beer Wilse Collection