HMS Äran

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HMS Äran
Career (Sweden) Swedish Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Äran
Operator: Swedish Navy
Builder: Lindholmen Shipyard, Gothenburg
Laid down: 1899
Launched: 14 August 1901
Commissioned: 7 September 1902
Out of service: 16 June 1947
Fate: Sunk during towing 1968
General characteristics
Class and type: Äran class coastal defence ship
Type: Coastal defence ship
Displacement: 3,650 tons
Length: 87.5 m
Beam: 15 m
Draft: 5.3 m
Propulsion: Steam triple-expansion, 2 screws, 7,400 shp
Speed: 17 knots
Crew: 301
Armament: 2 x 210 mm (8.2 in) m/98
6 x 152 mm (6 in) m/98
10 x 57 mm m/89B (plus two 37 mm guns on smaller craft)
4 x 90 cm searchlights m/00
2 x 450 mm torpedo tubes
Armor: Side belt 175 mm (7 in), turrets 125-190 mm /5-7.5 in), deck 25 mm (1 in), Conning tower 200 mm (8 in)

HMS Äran (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.

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