HNoMS Skorpionen

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KNM Skorpionen
Career Norwegian Navy flag
Name: KNM Skorpionen
Laid down: 1865
Launched: 1866
Fate: Scrapped 1908
General characteristics
Class and type: Skorpionen class 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: 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: Deck: 5 in (130 mm)
Turret: 12 in (300 mm)

HNoMS Skorpionen was a monitor built for the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1865, as the lead ship of a three-ship strong class. She was scrapped in 1908, well after her muzzle-loading guns were outdated.

The two other ships in her class was Mjølner and Thrudvang. The slightly later Thor can be seen as an improved Skorpionen class monitor.

The name translates as The Scorpion.


Skorpionen was armed with two heavy rifled muzzle-loaders in a revolving turret. She had five inches of iron armour on her deck, and her turret was protected by twelve inches of iron armour.