HSwMS Äran(Redirected from HMS Äran)
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HSwMS Äran[Note 1] (Swedish language: "Honour") was a Swedish first class coastal defence ship (Pansarskepp). She was used briefly during World War II in the Baltic sea first in the Ålands eskader later in the Karlskrona eskader. This type of ship is commonly known as a coastal defence battleship. Having entered service on 7 September 1902, she was stricken on 13 June 1947. The hulk sank while under tow in 1968.
HSwMS Äran in 1944.
|Builder:||Lindholmens shipyard, Gothenburg|
|Launched:||14 August 1901|
|Commissioned:||7 September 1902|
|Decommissioned:||16 June 1947|
|Fate:||Sunk during towing 1968|
|Class and type:||Äran-class coastal defence ship|
|Length:||87.5 m (287 ft 1 in)|
|Beam:||15 m (49 ft 3 in)|
|Draught:||5.3 m (17 ft 5 in)|
|Propulsion:||Steam triple-expansion, 2 screws, 7,400 shp (5,500 kW)|
|Speed:||17 knots (31 km/h)|