HMS Klas Uggla

Klas Uggla, date unknown. Swedish photo, public domain.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1929
Launched
1931
Commissioned
1932
Decommissioned
1941
AD/BC
AD
History

Klas Uggla was a Swedish Klas-class destroyer, commissioned in 1932. Displacing 1,020 tons, Klas Uggla could make 36 knots, and had a cruise range of 1,600 nautical miles. Armament consisted of three 120mm (4.7") guns, two 40mm cannon, six 533mm (21") torpedo tubes, and forty to forty six depth charges or mines. Klas Uggla was used to run escort missions in the Baltic after the outbreak of World War II in 1939. On 17 September, 1941, Klas Uggla was moored with the destroyers Göteborg and her sister Klas Horn, when Göteborg's torpedoes or oil tanks exploded. All three destroyers were sunk, with surprisingly little loss of life: only thirty-three between the three of them. Klas Uggla was raised, but decommissioned and scrapped, rather than repaired. Some of her parts were used to repair her sister, Klas Horn.