Wrangel-class destroyer

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HMS Wachtmeister.jpg
HSwMS Wachtmeister
Class overview
Operators:  Swedish Navy
Preceded by: Hugin class
Succeeded by: Ehrensköld class
In commission: 1916–1947
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 415 / 498 tons
Length: 69.6 m (228 ft 4 in)
Beam: 6.9 m (22 ft 8 in)
Draught: 2.8 m (9 ft 2 in)
Draft: 6.3 m (20 ft 8 in)
Installed power: 13,000 ihp (9,700 kW)
Propulsion: Geared steam turbine, 2 screws
Speed: 34 knots (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Endurance: 1,300 nmi (2,400 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)
Complement: 81
Armament:
  • Design
  • 4 × 75 mm (3 in)/49 cal. M/12 (4×1)
  • 1 × 25 mm (1 in) gun
  • 4 × 457 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes (2×2)

The Wrangel class was a class of two destroyers built for the Royal Swedish Navy during World War I. The class consisted of HSwMS Wrangel and HSwMS Wachtmeister.

The Wrangel-class destroyers completed a line of Swedish 30-knot (56 km/h; 35 mph) destroyers, originating from HSwMS Wale. Unlike the destroyers of the previous series, they received a forecastle which notably improved seaworthiness along with being equipped with the first steam turbines in the Swedish Navy.

It was planned to build a series of four ships, but the order for the second pair of obsolete destroyers was refused.