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Slaget vid Öland Claus Møinichen 1676

A painting by Claus Møinichen ca. 1686 of the Battle of Öland. Svärdet is the rightmost Swedish ship, with two Danish ships on either side of her.

Svärdet (Swedish: "the sword") was a Swedish warship that sank on 1 June 1676 at the Battle of Öland during the Scanian War under the command of Claes Uggla.[1] Svärdet was surrounded early in the battle, and fought for two hours until her main mast was destroyed and the ship surrendered. Before the surrounding enemies could board Svärdet, a Dutch fireship accidentally set her ablaze. The fire eventually reached the gunpowder store, which set off an explosion that sank the ship. Only about 50 of a crew of nearly 650 men survived.[2]

On 15 November 2011, it was announced that a wreck believed to be Svärdet had been found by divers off the island coast of Öland.[3][4]

General characteristicsEdit

  • Displacement: 1700 tonnes[2]
  • Length: 47.5 meters[2]
  • Width: 12.5 meters[2]
  • Armament: 86 cannons[2]
    • 12 36-pounders (lower gun deck)
    • 4 30-pounders (lower gun deck)
    • 14 24-pounders (lower gun deck)
    • 26 12-pounders (upper gun deck)
    • 4 8-pounders (upper gun deck)
    • 20 8-pounders (weather deck)
    • 6 3-pounders (weather deck)
  • Crew: 650 (both sailors and soldiers)[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Munck, Anders (16 November 2011). "Mångmiljonvärden kan finnas ombord på Svärdet" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 20 November 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/63LBoifMz. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Svärdet" (in Swedish). Maritime Museum. Archived from the original on 20 November 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/63LBnvgS1. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  3. Munck, Anders (15 November 2011). "Regalskeppet Svärdet hittat utanför Öland" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 20 November 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/63LBqzSiQ. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  4. "Skeppet Svärdet funnet utanför Öland" (in Swedish). 15 November 2011. Archived from the original on 20 November 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/63LBrXY9r. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 

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