Sverige class coastal defence ship

Sverige Class Coastal Defence Ship

Sverige class coastal defence ship

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<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The Sverige class coastal defence ships (sometimes incorrectly referred to as coastal battleships) were the largest ships to serve in the Swedish Navy until that point. Their design was completely new and was influenced by the ships of the time. Their armament consisted of four 28.3&nbsp;cm Bofors guns in two turrets and eight 15.2&nbsp;cm guns in one double and six single turrets. During the Second World War they were the backbone of the Swedish Navy.

Specification as built



  • Belt: 200/150-60&nbsp;mm (7.9/5.9-2.4 in)
  • Turret: 8 in. Front, 4 in. Sides, 4 3/8 in Rear
  • Conning Tower: 175/100-60&nbsp;mm (6.9 in)
  • Deck: 1 5/8 in.
  • Redoubt: 4 in.
  • Barbettes: 6 in.
  • Small Turrets: 5 in. Front, 3 in. Sides

  • 4 shafts; Curtis direct-coupled turbines 20,000 SHP in Sverige; 12 Yarrow......
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