Öland-class destroyer

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Uppland.jpeg
HSwMS Uppland (J17)
Class overview
Operators:  Swedish Navy
Preceded by: Visby class
Succeeded by: Halland class
In commission: 1947-1979
Planned: 4
Completed: 2
Cancelled: 2
Active: 0
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer/Frigate
Displacement: 1,880-2,250 tons
Length: 111 m (364 ft)
Beam: 11.2 m (37 ft)
Draught: 3.4 m (11 ft)
Speed: 35 knots
Complement: 235
Armament: 4 x 120mm/45cal. Bofors M/44
7 x 40mm/56cal. Bofors lvkan M/36
6 x 533 mm torpedotubes
8 x 20mm/60cal. Bofors apjäs M/40
depth charges, mines

Öland class was a Swedish destroyer class. From 1943-1947 two destroyers were constructed, HMS Öland and HMS Uppland. Originally four ships were planned for the class but after the end of World War II two were canceled. When commissioned the ships were the largest destroyers that had ever served in the Swedish navy. The ships served in the navy until 1979 when the last ship was decommissioned.

Design[edit]

The Öland class was 111 meters long and had a displacement of 2,250 tons when fully loaded making it, when commissioned, the largest destroyer class in the navy. Because of their weight the destroyers were constructed with a double hull to withstand damages better. Some parts of the inner hull were made of armor to protect important parts like the engine room ecs.[1]

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Sources[edit]

  • Borgenstam, Curt; Insulander, Per; Kaudern, Gösta (1989), Jagare : med svenska flottans jagare under 80 år (2:a ed.), Karlskrona: Västra Frölunda CB Marinlitteratur, ISBN 91-970700-4-1 
  • von Hofsten, Gustav; Waernberg, Jan (2003), Örlogsfartyg: Svenska maskindrivna fartyg under tretungad flagg (1:a ed.), Karlskrona: Svenskt Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek, ISBN 91-974015-4-4