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Danish ironclad Gorm
Danish Ironclad Gorm (1870).jpg
Gorm
Career (Denmark) Naval Ensign of Denmark.svg
Name: HDMS Gorm
Namesake: Gorm the Old
Builder: Naval Dockyard, Copenhagen
Laid down: 18 November 1867
Launched: 17 May 1870
Commissioned: 23 June 1871
Decommissioned: 12 June 1912
Fate: Scrapped 1912 in Stettin
General characteristics
Type: Turret ironclad
Displacement: 2,350 tonnes (2,310 long tons)
Length: 71.74 m (235 ft 4 in) (p.p.)
Beam: 12.21 m (40 ft 1 in)
Draft: 4.39 m (14.4 ft)
Installed power: 1,600 ihp (1,200 kW)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, 2 steam engines
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Range: 900 nmi (1,700 km; 1,000 mi) at 8.5 kn (15.7 km/h; 9.8 mph)
Complement: 157
Armament: 2 x rifled 120-pounder 366 Cnt. Guns
Armour: Belt: 178 mm (7.0 in)
Gun turret: 203 mm (8.0 in)

Gorm was a Danish turreted ironclad, often referred to as a monitor, named for a serpent from Norse legend.

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