HSwMS Dristigheten

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HSwMS Dristigheten
History
Naval Ensign of Sweden (1844-1905).svg Sweden
Name: Dristigheten
Builder: Lindholmen Shipyard, Gothenburg
Laid down: 1898
Launched: 28 April 1900
Commissioned: 5 September 1901
Decommissioned: 13 June 1947
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Dristigheten-class coastal defence ship
Displacement: 3445 t
Length: 86.87 m (285 ft 0 in)
Beam: 14.78 m (48 ft 6 in)
Draught: 4.88 m (16 ft 0 in)
Propulsion:
  • Steam triple-expansion engines, 2 screws
  • 8 boilers, 5,400 shp (4,000 kW)
Speed: 16.5 kn (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)
Range: 2,040 nmi (3,780 km; 2,350 mi) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph)
Complement: 262
Crew: 427
Armament:
  • As coastal defense ship
  • 2 × 210 mm (2 × I)
  • 6 × 152 mm (6 in) (6 × I)
  • 10 × 57 mm (10 × I)
  • 2 × 457 mm torpedo tubes.
  • As an aircraft tender, 1930
  • 4 x 75 mm (2.95 in)/50 cal AA
  • 2 x 40 mm (1.57 in)/60 cal AA
  • 4 machine guns
Armour:
  • Harvey Nickel
  • 203 mm (8 in) main belt
  • 203 mm (8 in) main turrets
Aircraft carried: 3

HSwMS Dristigheten was a Swedish Navy coastal defence ship, and the single ship of her class. She was launched 28 April 1900. She was rebuilt as a seaplane tender in 1927. Built in 1898-1901, she was a modified version of the Oden-class of 1894-99, with a slightly longer hull and different armament. The ship was laid down in 1898 at Lindholmens' yard, Gothenburg, launched on 28 April 1900 and completed in 1901. She served without distinction until 1930 when she was stripped for conversion to an aircraft tender. As a seaplane carrier she was given a hangar and deck aft, with cranes to handle three floatplanes. After the Second World War, the old ship was reclassified as a target, and served until 1961, when she was scrapped.

Captains[edit]

  • 1919–1920 – Arvid Hägg
  • 1938–1941 – Knut Mauritz Östberg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janes Fighting Ships[page needed]