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Göta 1896

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Svea   322 Lindholmen, Göteborg 3/1884 12/12/1885 20/9/1886 submarine depot ship 1920
Göta   344 Lindholmen, Göteborg 1888 16/9/1889 1891 hulk 10/1927
Thule     Bergsund, Stockholm 1891 4/3/1893 1/12/1893 hulk 8/1928


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

Svea: 3051

Göta: 3238

Thule: 3248

Displacement full, t

Svea: 3273

Göta, Thule: 3300

Length, m

Svea: 75.7 wl

Göta: 78.8 wl

Thule: 79.5 wl

Breadth, m

Svea: 14.8

Göta, Thule: 14.6

Draught, m

Svea: 5.18 max

Göta, Thule: 5.11 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VC, 6 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

Svea: 3640

Göta, Thule: 4700

Max speed, kts

Svea: 14.7

Göta, Thule: 16

Fuel, t

coal 288 - 300

Endurance, nm(kts)830(12)
Armour, mm

Svea: compound; belt: 297 - 147, turret: 297 - 246, barbette: 297 - 147, deck: 49

Göta, Thule: Creusot steel; belt: 293 - 198, turret: 293 - 243, barbette: 268, deck: 49

Armament

Svea: 1 x 2 - 254/31 K/32 M1885, 4 x 1 - 152/25 K/28 M1883, 1 x 2 - 37/34 M1884, 4 x 4 - 25/32 M1877, 1 x 1 - 12/75 M1875, 1 - 381 TT (bow)

Göta: 1 x 2 - 254/31 K/32 M1889A, 4 x 1 - 152/30 K/32 M1889, 5 x 1 - 57/48 K/50 M1889, 6 x 4 - 25/32 K/35 M1877, 4 x 1 - 25/57 K/60 M1884, 3 - 381 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Thule: 1 x 2 - 254/31 K/32 M1889A, 4 x 1 - 152/30 K/32 M1889, 5 x 1 - 57/46 K/50 M1892, 4 x 4 - 25/32 K/35 M1877, 4 x 1 - 25/57 K/60 M1884, 2 - 450 TT (beam)

Complement

252



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<i>Göta</i> 1896
Göta 1896
<i>Svea</i> 1904 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Svea 1904 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.


Ship project history


The first seaworthy coastal battleships of the Swedish Navy.

Protection


Belt protected amidships part only.

Modernizations


1890, Svea: + 2 x 1 - 57/48 K/50 M1889

1896, Svea: - 4 x 1 - 152/25; + 4 x 1 - 120/43 K/44 M1894

1901, Göta; 1903, Thule; 1904, Svea: were completely reconstructed, armament was fully changed to 1 x 1 - 210/44 M98, 7 x 1 - 152/44 M98, 11 x 1 - 57/55 M89B. All 6`` guns were mounted in single turrets with 115mm protection, 210mm gun received turret protected by 190 - 140mm Krupp nickel steel, barbette had 190mm protection.

Naval service


Svea was converted to submarine depot ship 1919 - 1921 and served in this role until 1941, sold for scrap in 1944. Göta was stricken in 1923 but converted in 1926 to barrack ship and sold only in 1938. Thule was stricken also in 1923, also became a barrack ship in 1926 but from 1928 she was used as artillery and aircraft target, sold in 1930s.