Äran-class coastal defence ship

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HMS Äran.jpg
HMS Äran'
Class overview
Name: Äran class
Builders: Swedish Navy
Operators: Bergsund At Finnboda, Kockums At Malmo (2), Lindholmen At Goteborg
Preceded by: Dristigheten unique coastal defence ship
Succeeded by: Oscar II unique coastal defence ship
Completed: 4
General characteristics
Displacement: 3,592 tons
Length: 87.48 m (287 ft 0 in)
Beam: 15 m (49 ft 3 in)
Draught: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 6,500 hp (4,800 kW), two shafts
Speed: 17 knots (31 km/h)
Complement: 285
Armament: 2 × 8.2 in (21 cm) (2 × 1)
6 × 6 in (15 cm) (6 × 1)
10 × 5.7 cm (2.2 in) (10 × 1)
2 torpedo tubes
Armour: 7 in (18 cm) belt
7.5 in (19 cm) turret

The Äran class was a class of coastal defence ships of the Swedish Navy. The class comprised Äran, Wasa, Tapperheten and Manligheten.

Design[edit]

Dimensions and machinery[edit]

The ships of the class were 87.48 metres (287 ft 0 in) long, had a beam of 15 metres (49 ft 3 in), a draught of 5 metres (16 ft 5 in), and had a displacement of 3,592 ton. The ships were equipped with 2 shaft reciprocating engines, which were rated at 6,500 ihp (4,800 kW) and produced a top speed of 17 kn (31 km/h).

Armour[edit]

The ships had belt armour of 7 in (18 cm) and 7.5 in (19 cm) turret armour.

Armament[edit]

The main armament of the ships where two 8.2 in (21 cm) single turret guns. Secondary armament included six single 6 in (15 cm) guns and ten 5.7 cm (2.2 in) single guns.

Construction[edit]

Äran was laid down at the Lindholmen At Goteborg shipyard and launched in 1902. Wasa was laid down at the Bergsund At Finnboda shipyard and was also launched in 1902. Tapperheten and Manligheten where both laid down at Kockums At Malmo shipyard and were launched in 1904.

References[edit]

  • * Moore, J: Jane's Fighting Ships of World war I (1919; reprinted 1992) ISBN 1 85170 378 0

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