Armoured ship HSwMS Gustav V at sea - Year 1918 - Vintage Photograph

SKU: SCAN-TT-00563883

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Sale price$29.90

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Gustav V leads during battle their division by 20 knots momentum. HSwMS Gustav V was an armored ship that belonged to the Swedish Navy. The ship was the third and final class in Sweden, which she represented Sweden together with HMS and HMS Queen Victoria. Gustav V was launched September 15, 1917 at Kockums and delivered to the Navy on January 9, 1922. The main armament consisted of four 28 cm guns and sekundärbestyckningen eight 15.2cm guns. During the interwar period, the ship underwent several modernisations, and was at the World War II one of the most powerful ships in the fleet. The vessel was demobilized in 1948, was discarded in 1957 and was later sold for scrapping in Karlskrona. The vessel, however, remained at Berga örlogsskola 1968. Two of the ship 15.2 cm pieces left in the battery Häggmansberget in Kalix line, around Kalix

Dimensions: 24.8 x 9.9 cm

IMS SKU: SCAN-TT-00563883

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