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Online Library of Selected Images:
-- NORWEGIAN NAVY SHIPS --

Tordenskjold (Coast Defense Battleship, 1897-1940).

Tordenskjold, a 3858-ton coast defense battleship, was built in England. Launched in 1897, she served in the Norwegian Navy until captured during the German conquest in April 1940. She was taken over by the German Navy, converted to an antiaircraft ship and renamed Nymphe. Bombed and beached in May 1945, she was scrapped in 1948.

This page features views of Tordenskjold, including some taken while she was in the German Navy.

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Photo #: NH 48557

Tordenskjold

(Norwegian Coast Defense Battleship, 1897)

Photographed by A. Renard, Kiel, Germany, 1900.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 87KB; 740 x 560 pixels

 


The following photographs show Tordenskjold while she was in use as the German anti-aircraft ship Nymphe during the Second World War:

 
Photo #: NH 71444

Nymphe

(German Anti-Aircraft Ship, 1940. Formerly Norwegian Tordenskjold)

Surrounded by torpedo defense nets, in a Norwegian harbor during World War II.
Note her camouflage.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 95KB; 740 x 535 pixels

 
Photo #: NH 71445

Nymphe

(German Anti-Aircraft Ship, 1940. Formerly Norwegian Tordenskjold)

Anchored in a Norwegian harbor during World War II.
Note her 105mm A.A. guns with camouflaged barrels, and crewmen standing in formation on deck.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Online Image: 92KB; 740 x 530 pixels

 



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28 May 1999