Äran-class coastal defence ship
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|Succeeded by:||Oscar II|
|Type:||Coastal defense ship|
|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)|
Dimensions and machinery
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 tons. The ships were equipped with 2 shaft reciprocating engines, which were rated at 6,500 indicated horsepower (4,800 kW) and produced a top speed of 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph).
The ships had belt armour of 7 in (18 cm) and 7.5 in (19 cm) turret armour.
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.
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.
- Moore, J: Jane's Fighting Ships of World war I (1919; reprinted 1992) ISBN 1 85170 378 0