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HNoMS Brage (1878)

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Name  Brage
Acquired  9 April 1940
Length  29 m
Commissioned  1878
Launched  1 November 1878
HNoMS Brage (1878)
Namesake  Norse skaldic god Bragi
Builder  The Royal Norwegian Navy's shipyard at Horten
Captured  by the Germans on 9 April 1940

HNoMS Brage was a Vale-class Rendel gunboat built for the Royal Norwegian Navy at Horten Naval Yard in 1874, with build number 58. She was one of a class of five gunboats - the other ships in the class were Vale, Nor, Uller and Vidar.

Brage was, in addition to the heavy, muzzle-loading main gun, armed with a small 'Quick Fire' gun and an early automatic gun, similar to the Gatling gun.

Later Brage, like her sister ships, was rebuilt as a minelayer, and she served in this role when the Germans invaded in 1940. She was captured by German forces after the surrender of Norwegian forces in Southern Norway, and returned to Norway after the war.

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