Oden-class coastal defence ship
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|Operators:||Bergsund At Finnboda (2), Lindholmen At Goteborg|
|Preceded by:||Svea class coastal defence ship|
|Succeeded by:||Dristigheten coastal defence ship|
|Type:||Coastal defense ship|
|Length:||84.8 m (278 ft 3 in)|
|Beam:||14.78 m (48 ft 6 in)|
|Draught:||5.28 m (17 ft 4 in)|
|Propulsion:||5,350 hp (3,990 kW), two shafts|
|Speed:||16.5 knots (30.6 km/h)|
Dimensions and machinery
The ships of the class were 84.8 metres (278 ft 3 in) long, had a beam of 14.78 metres (48 ft 6 in), a draught of 5.28 metres (17 ft 4 in), and had a displacement of 3,445 ton. The ships were equipped with 2 shaft reciprocating engines, which were rated at 5,350 ihp (3,990 kW) and produced a top speed of 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h).
The ships had belt armour of 9.5 in (24 cm) and 8 in (20 cm) turret armour.
The main armament of the ships where two 10 in (25 cm) single turret guns. Secondary armament included six single 4.7 in (12 cm) guns and ten 5.7 cm (2.2 in) single guns.
Oden was laid down in 1894 at the Bergsund At Finnboda shipyard and was launched in 1896. She was commissioned in 1898. Niord was laid down in 1900 at the Lindholmen At Goteborg shipyard and was launched in 1898. She was commissioned in 1899. Thor was laid down in 1896 also at the Bergsund At Finnboda shipyard and was launched in 1898. She was commissioned in 1899.
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