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SWEDISH NAVY (SWEDEN)

CAPITAL SHIPS

ODEN coast defence ships (1897-1899)

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

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14