Klas-class destroyer

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HMS Klas Uggla (4).jpg
HSwMS Klas Uggla
Class overview
Name: Klas class
Operators:  Swedish Navy
Preceded by: Ehrensköld class
Succeeded by: Göteborg class
Built: 1930-1932
In commission: 1932-1958
Planned: 2
Completed: 2
Lost: 1
Retired: 1
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer/ frigate
Displacement: 1,020 tons
Length: 92.42 m (303.2 ft)
Beam: 8.92 m (29.3 ft)
Draught: 2.56 m (8.4 ft)
Speed: 36 kn (67 km/h; 41 mph)
Range: 1,600 nmi (3,000 km; 1,800 mi)
Complement: 119
Armament:
  • 3 × 120 mm (5 in) guns
  • 2 × 40 mm (1.6 in) canons
  • 6 × 530 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
  • 40-46 depth charges and mines

The Klas class was a destroyer class in service with the Swedish Navy 1932–1958. Two ships in the class was constructed between 1930 and 1932, HSwMS Klas Uggla and HSwMS Klas Horn.

The ships were involved in the Hårsfjärden disaster in 1941, in which both ships were damaged. Klas Uggla was raised but decommissioned, Klas Horn was repaired and continued to serve in the navy until 1958.

HSwMS Klas Horn