Oden-class coastal defence ship

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HMS Oden.jpg
HMS Oden
Class overview
Name: Oden class
Builders: Swedish Navy
Operators: Bergsund At Finnboda (2), Lindholmen At Goteborg
Preceded by: Svea class coastal defence ship
Succeeded by: Dristigheten coastal defence ship
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Coastal defense ship
Displacement: 3,445 tons
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)
Complement: 252
Armament:
  • 2 × 10 in (25 cm) (2 × 1)
  • 6 × 4.7 in (12 cm) (6 × 1)
  • 10 × 5.7 cm (2.2 in) (10 × 1)
  • 1 × 45 cm (18 in) torpedo tube
Armour:
  • 9.5 in (24 cm) belt
  • 8 in (20 cm) turret

The Oden class was a class of coastal defence ships of the Swedish Navy. The class comprised Oden, Niord and Thor.

Design[edit]

Dimensions and machinery[edit]

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).

Armour[edit]

The ships had belt armour of 9.5 in (24 cm) and 8 in (20 cm) turret armour.

Armament[edit]

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.

Construction[edit]

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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