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Viking, a 1181-ton gunboat or small protected cruiser, was built at Horton, Norway. Launched in 1891, she served in the Norwegian Navy until stricken in 1920. The Norwegian Red Cross later employed her as a hospital ship.
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Photo #: NH 73118
(Norwegian First Class Gunboat, 1891)
Dressed with flags at Keil, Germany, during ceremonies marking the opening of the Keil Canal, June 1895.
Note sailor with rifle on the ship's bridge, and officer using telescope by the steering wheel aft of the mainmast.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 88KB; 740 x 560 pixels
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28 May 1999