*Thor* 1918

Name | No | Builder | Laid down | Launched | Comp | Fate |

Oden | Bergsund, Stockholm | 1894 | 9/3/1896 | 8/6/1897 | stricken 1937 | |

Thor | Bergsund, Stockholm | 1896 | 7/3/1898 | 29/6/1899 | stricken 1937 | |

Niord | Lindholmen, Göteborg | 1896 | 31/3/1898 | 23/2/1899 | barrack ship 1926 |

Displacement normal, t |
Oden: 3445 Thor, Niord: 3328 |

Displacement full, t |
Oden: 3715 Thor, Niord: 3720 |

Length, m |
84.8 wl 86.3 oa |

Breadth, m |
14.8 |

Draught, m |
5.28 max |

No of shafts |
2 |

Machinery |
VTE, 6 cylindrical boilers |

Power, h. p. |
5350 |

Max speed, kts |
16.5 |

Fuel, t |
coal 300 |

Endurance, nm(kts) | 2000(10) |

Armour, mm |
Oden: Creusot steel; belt: 243, turrets: 200, barbettes: 247, casemates: 100, CT: 247, deck: 49 Thor, Niord: Harvey nickel steel; belt: 240 - 100, turrets: 190, barbettes: 200, casemates: 100, CT: 190, deck: 49 |

Armament |
Oden: 2 x 1 - 254/41 K/43 M1894, 4 x 1 - 120/43 K/45 M1894, 4 x 1 - 57/26 K/30 M1895, 6 x 1 - 47/49 K/52 M1895, 2 x 1 - 25/32 K/35 M1884, 1 - 450 TT (bow) Thor, Niord: 2 x 1 - 254/41 K/43 M1894, 6 x 1 - 120/43 K/45 M1894, 10 x 1 - 57/52 K/55 M1889B, 2 x 2 - 25/32 K/35 M1887, 1 - 450 TT (bow) |

Complement |
254 |

**Ship project history: **notes will
be added later.

**Protection:
**Belt protected amidships part between fore end of fore barbette and aft end
of aft barbette. Main deck was connected by its lower end by slopes, this deck
was turtleback form outside citadel.

**Modernizations: **1901, *Oden*: - 4 x 1 - 57/26, 6 x 1
- 47/49, 2 x 1 - 25/32; + 10 x 1 - 57/52 K/55 M1889B, 2 x 2 - 25/32 K/35 M1887

1915,
*Oden*; 1916, *Thor*; 1917, *Niord*: were reconstructed; two funnels were replaced by
one broad, boilers were replaced by new ones, heavy mast was removed; - 2 x 1 -
57/52, 2 x 2 - 25/32, 1 - 450 TT; + 2 x 1 - 57/52 K/55 M1889B AA.

**Naval service: ***Thor* was used from 1906 as cadet ship,
*Niord* from 1922 as barrack ship (but remaining main guns until 1928).
*Niord* was eventually stricken in 1944.

*Oden* 1897

*Oden* 1918

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