HNoMS MYG - Torpedoboat 3rd class

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HNoMS MYG - Torpedoboat 3rd class

BUILDING SITE: Carljohansværns Værft, Horten
LAUNCHED: 29 August 1899

1x 37mm fast firing cannon
1x 35.6cm owerwater torpedocannon on deck

Displacement: 27 Ton
Hull: Steel
Length: 25.0m
Width: 3.2m
Depth: 1.5m
Crew: 8 men

triple expansion steam engine
Power: 285 IHK
Speed: 18 Knots

1920: discarded
1922: Target vessel, sunk outside Slagentangen by the armored ship Tordenskjold

MYG was not suitable for a permanent crew, as the prerequisite was that it should be immediately linked to a depot ship. The type went by the designation “fjord and harbor torpedo boat”, and the task was to defend the inland waterways and closed waters, where stricter requirements for seaworthiness could be disregarded. However, the boat was found to be unsuitable as a torpedo boat, and no more of this type were built either.

MYG was decommissioned in 1920 and in 1922 was used as a target during the shooting school’s exercises, and was sunk outside Slagentangen by artillery fire from the armored ship TORDENSKJOLD.

As is well known, the period of the Union ended with the left understanding that we had to strengthen our defense in order to strengthen our position in the Union, or get rid of it. after a break of a few years, there was therefore new momentum in the construction of torpedo boats. from 1894 until 1905 a further 17 torpedo boats were launched. only now were they designated 2 class torpedo boats, since we simultaneously acquired or built a larger type of torpedo boats. in between these, the navy yard also built a smaller torpedo boat which was given the descriptive name MYG (mosquito). the idea with this 3 class torpedo boat was that it should operate in closed waters and that presentation should be taken care of by an associated depot ship, but this one was left. for the new series of Class 2 torpedo boats, the enthusiasm was not as great. they were larger and certainly more comfortable, but even though they had a water-tube boiler and a more powerful steam engine, in the first half the speed was not any greater. they had been given a flatter stern, which resulted in a larger stern wave and poorer steering. from LYN in 1896, the one torpedo tube in the bow was replaced with a rotatable torpedo cannon on deck, so that one could aim more easily regardless of the vessel’s course. they were given two quick-firing single-barreled cannons. due to capacity problems, some of the boats were combined with other Norwegian shipyards. only with the last five before 1905 was it possible to get the speed up to 22-23 knots. after the dissolution of the union we got three more torpedo boats of 2 class, Teist, Skarv and Kjell. These had two torpedo guns on deck, and they were both larger and faster than the last boats of the 1st class. that they still chose to call them 2 class, I have found no better explanation than that they were a kind of “protest”, because they had really wanted even bigger torpedo boats

As you might see, this is a really small vessel, it does not have the best speed either. but that is fine, this would suit rank 1 well, proably at br or even serve as a free reserve! it got a powerful hard hitting 37mm cannon in the front, wich should be able to kick out simlar vessels with a couple of shots. it also got a torpedo, wich should be enough to pose a threat to most smaller vessels. the mobility of this little vessel should be good, and can therefor sneek up on the enemies , and attack them before they spot you, giving you the advantage and a big chance for a sucsessful kill.



Torpedbåt MYG — ImgBB



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