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SWEDISH NAVY (SWEDEN)

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ÄRAN coast defence ships (1902-1904)

Äran 1914

Äran 1940

Manligheten 1942

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Äran   Lindholmen, Göteborg 1899 14/8/1901 7/9/1902 stricken 6/1947
Wasa   Bergsund, Stockholm 11/1899 29/5/1901 6/12/1902 stricken 3/1940
Tapperheten   Kockums, Malmö 11/1899 7/11/1901 4/1903 stricken 6/1947
Manligheten   Kockums, Malmö 12/1901 1/12/1903 3/12/1904 stricken 2/1950

 

Displacement normal, t

3650

Displacement full, t

3735

Length, m

87.5 wl 89.7 oa

Breadth, m

15.0

Draught, m

5.00 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 8 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

6500

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

coal 370

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(12)

Armour, mm

belt: 175, main turrets: 190 - 140, main barbettes: 190, secondary turrets:  125 - 60, secondary barbettes: 100, CT: 200, deck: 48

Armament

2 x 1 - 209/43 K/44 M1898, 6 x 1 - 152/43 K/44 M1898, 10 x 1 - 57/50 K/55 M1889B, 2 x 1 - 37/34 K/37 M1898, 2 - 450 TT (beam)

Complement

275

Ship project history: Further development of Dristigheten. Secondary guns were placed in turrets instead of casemates of prototype, armour plating area was increased.

Protection: 175mm belt protected 50m amidships part and was 1.78m in height. Main deck was connected by its lower end by slopes, this deck had turtleback form outside citadel.

Modernizations: 1906-1910, all: new tripod fore mast with director was installed.

mid-1930s, Manligheten: 2 boilers were converted to oil.

early 1940, Äran, Tapperheten: - 10 x 1 - 57/50, 2 - 450 TT; + 4 x 1 - 57/50 K/55 1889B AA, 2 x 1 - 25/55 K/58 M1932

1941, Äran: fore superstrucure was moved astern, 57mm guns were moved one deck lower; + 2 x 1 - 40/56 K/60 M1932, 2 x 2 - 8/80

1941, Manligheten: stem was rebuilt with cruiser bow, length wl was raised to 90.2m, fore superstructure was rebuilt and moved astern, main guns and directors were also modernized, boilers were replaced by new ones, main mast was removed; + 4 x 1 - 57/50 K/55 1889B AA, 4 x 1 - 40/56 K/60 M1932, 2 x 1 - 25/55 K/58 M1932

Naval service: Tapperheten ran aground in January 1914, cost of salvage operations n January - July has made third of cost of a building of the ship. Wasa was laid up in 1924, Tappereheten in 1927 and Manligheten in 1933. Äran was found in 1939 in very poor condition and stricken next year, Äran and Tapperheten returned to active service after repair late 1939 - early 1940. Manligheten was damaged by exploding of German mine defender in the autumn 1939, but served one more year and was repaired and modernized from late 1940. Äran was used as barrack ship from 1942.

Manligheten 1904

Äran 1910s

Manligheten 1943

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