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Halland class



Overview


Halland class

A Halland class destroyer with its two M1950 turrets on the front and aft deck.
Source: Koster - © public domain

Origin
Sweden
Type
Destroyer
Service life
1955 - 1982
Status
Out of service
Development
Early 1950's
Developer
Sweden
Production
1952 - 1956
Producer
Sweden - Götaverken, Gothenburg
Sweden - Eriksberg, Gothenburg
Number produced
2 built of 4 initially planned
Designations
J18 (lead ship pennant number)
Notable users
Sweden - Navy

Details


Facts Halland class
General
Origin
Sweden
Type
Destroyer
Complement
290 wartime
272 peacetime
Dimensions
Displacement
3.400 t full load
2.790 t standard (after Rb 08 and radar updates)
2.670 t standard (as commissioned)
Length
121 m
Beam
12.6 m
Draft
5.5 m
Propulsion
Arrangement
Steam turbines
Machinery
2x Penhoët type 40 watertube boilers
2x De Laval steam turbine, operating at 40 bar using 420° superheated steam
Power output
58.000 hp combined
Propulsion
2 shafts
Mobility
Speed
35 knots in practice
37 knots in trails
Range
3.000 nm at 12 knots
445 nm at 35 knots
Sensors
Scanter 009
Thomson-CSF Saturn
Hollandse Signaal Apparaten M22
Guns
Dual purpose
2x2 120mm Bofors M/50
Dual purpose
1x2 57mm Bofors M/50
Anti-aircraft
6x1 40mm Bofors L/70
SSM
Anti-ship
1x2 Rb 08 subsonic anti-ship missiles, reloads below deck (fitted to both ships in 1965 - 1966)
ASW
Torpedo tubes
2x4 533mm tubes (before Rb 08 refit)
1x3 and 1x5 tube after Rb 08 refit
533mm Tp 613 torpedo
Depth charges
2x4 375mm Bofors M/50

Subcomponents


Note: incomplete list

120mm Bofors M1950

The Halland class is armed with two twin gun 120mm Bofors M1950 naval gun turrets. One on the bow and one at the stern.

57mm Bofors M1950

A single turret armed with two water-cooled 57mm L/60 anti-aircraft guns is located on the bow, superfiring over the forward 120mm naval gun mount.

Bofors 375mm M/50

Two quadruple Bofors M/50 anti-submarine depth charge launchers are fitted to the Halland class.

Rb 08

In the mid 1960's the Halland class was retrofitted with a twin rail launcher for the Rb 08 anti-ship missile. Below deck additional missiles were stored.