Nymphe file photo, taken in 1900 [1640]

Nymphe

CountryGermany
Commissioned1 Jan 1897
Decommissioned1 Jan 1948
Displacement3,858 tons standard

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ww2dbaseTordenskjold, 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.

ww2dbaseSource: Naval Historical Center

Last Major Revision: Jan 2005

Nymphe Operational Timeline

1 Jan 1897 Nymphe was commissioned into service.
1 Jan 1948 Nymphe was decommissioned from service.

Photographs

Nymphe operating off Norway as anti-aircraft ship




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