Monday, 23 April 2018

Swedish navy modernizing her fleet according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens 1899 no. 1

Jacob Bagge

An item reported that the Swedish monitor Ericsson was rebuilt. The old turret was converted into a barbette turret with the 2-15cm guns protected by steel shields. Also the monitors 3rd class called armoured gunboats were rebuilt. The Berserk and Ulf were already completed with a main armament of 1-12cm quick firing gun. In the coming winter was the main armament of the remaining 3 vessels also to be replaced, The torpedo cruisers Jacob Bagge and Claes Horn were already launched, their sister ships Clas Uggla and Psilander were still lying on stocks.