|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comp||Fate|
|Ehrensköld||11, 1952- 71||147||Kockums, Malmö||1924||25.9.1926||9.1927||stricken 4.1963|
|Nordenskjöld||12, 1952- 72||220||Götaverken, Göteborg||1924||19.6.1926||9.1927||stricken 4.1963|
|Displacement standard, t||
|Displacement full, t||
89.0 pp 91.4 oa
|No of shafts||
2 sets de Laval geared steam turbines, 3 Penhoët boilers
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
3 x 1 - 120/44 K/45 M24, 2 x 1 - 40/39 M22, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, 2 DCR, 20 mines
|Electronic equipment||presumably hydrophone|
Having constructed only two of four planed Wrangel class destroyers, Swedish Naval staff has cancelled the order on second pair, having put before designers the task to create the new design meeting modern requirements. Designing was conducted since 1919 till 1924 and achieved full success: Swedish Navy received a competitive destroyer at first time (all previous designs repeated foreign samples and became outdated while designed), not yielding, and in something and pre-eminent the Baltic contemporaries: only two Polish destroyers built in France could rival with Ehrensköld and Nordenskjöld, and that basically on a paper as the Swedish ships had much more quick-firing guns, besides had magnificent seaworthiness, not yielding even British ships. Perhaps, the design had only two lacks: an unsuccessful arrangement of gun No2 between funnels and having the limited turn angles, and 40mm pompoms, differing by low reliability and small fire power.
As a whole Ehrensköld class was valued in the Swedish Navy very highly and has formed a basis for building during 15 years of 14 so-called "standard" destroyers: a huge series for Sweden. Both ships were classified as fast frigates from 1951.
mid-1930s, both: - 2 x 1 - 40/39; + 2 x 1 - 40/56 K/60 M32
1939, both: new boilers were installed; - 2 x 1 - 40/56; + 2 x 2 - 25/55 K/58 M32
(1950-1951), both as frigates: were armed with 1 x 1 - 120/45 M24C, 2 x 2 - 40/60 M36, 1 x 1 - 20/66 M40, 8 DCT, radars, sonar
No significant events.
Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.