Sverige class coastal battleships

These 3 ships - Sverige, Gustav V, and Drottning [Queen] Victoria - and were repeatedly modernized before World War 2, and had their single 6"/152mm guns reduced to 6, to make space for Bofors 40mm antiaircraft guns.

Original armament: 4 11" guns, 8 6" guns, etc.

Their slow, 23 knot speed would have doomed them to the fate of the old Norwegian and Greek predreadnoughts.

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