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PEDER SKRAM. Fartøjet var bygget til at lede en kampgruppe af
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minelæggere.

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PEDER SKRAM. Fartøjet var bygget til at lede en kampgruppe af
krigsskibe, bestående af korvetter, missiltorpedobåde, ubåde og
minelæggere.

En unik oplevelse i Københavns Havn!
The armoured vessel Peder Skram was launched from the Naval Shipyard on May 2nd 1908 as the third armoured vessel of the Herluf Trolle-class.
The armoured vessel Peder Skram was launched from the Naval Shipyard on May 2nd 1908 as the third armoured vessel of the Herluf Trolle-class.

The costal battleship HDMS Peder Skram

Launched from the Naval Shipyard on May 2nd 1908 as the third costal battleship of the Herluf Trolle-class. Its displacement was 3,785 tons and its engine power (increased compared to the two other units of her class, Herluf Trolle and Olfert Fischer) of 5,400 Hp gave it a speed of 16 knots. Originally, its armament consisted of two 24 cm guns, four 15 cm guns, ten 75 mm guns and two 37 mm guns in addition to the four 45 cm torpedo tubes. Its complement ranged between 257 and 278. It was 87,4 m long, 15,7 m wide and its draught was 5 m.

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 After its commission on September 24th 1909 Peder Skram joined the training squadron. In 1912 it and its sister ship Olfert Fischer escorted the Royal Yacht, Dannebrog, and the embarked stretcher with the deceased King Frederik VIII from Travemünde to Copenhagen. During the First World War Peder Skram was the flagship for 1st and 2nd Squadron (Øresund and Great Belt), respectively, being part of the Neutrality Protection Force during the war. After the war Peder Skram was laid up for a long period only punctured by short spells with the Training Squadron. 

In May 1935 Peder Skram was part of the escort of the Royal Yacht Dannebrog sailing to Stockholm for the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik to Princess Ingrid. When the 2nd World War broke out the Navy formed a protection force consisting of the armoured ship Niels Juel, a number of torpedo boats and submarines, mine vessels and maritime aircraft based in the waters off Århus. Later it was necessary to split the insufficient Danish force to guard and maintain the neutrality of the Danish waters. Peder Skram took part in the guarding of the neutrality along the westcoast of Jutland, in Skagerrak and in Kattegat stationed at Frederikshavn and assisted by torpedoboats and aircraft. In August 29th 1943 Peder Skram was the flagship of the Commander of the Costal Fleet, who from here ordered his units at Holmen to scuttle. Peder Skram was scuttled under the Mast Crane by its own crew. Later the Germans raised the ship and used its 15 cm guns at a coastal battery on Fanø. Peder Skram was then towed to Germany and anchored in Kiel Bay to act as a stationary training and air defense vessel named Adler. In April 1945 it was sunk by British aircraft, but after the war it was raised and towed to Copenhagen. It did not pay to rebuild Peder Skram, so on April 1st 1949 it was sold for scrapping. Its armoured fire control tower was used at the nuclear test station, Risø, and its jib mast with the fire director was saved and placed as a symbol at the approaches to Odense.

 

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Peter Skram was sunk by its own crew when moored under the old Mast Crane at Holmen.

The official classification of Peder Skram has changed a couple of times. From costal battleship to coastal defense vessel and later to artillery ship.

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During the first World War Peder Skram was flagship respectively in first and second squadron.


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