Technical Specifications

Kronan in numbers.

The vessel was designed by the English shipwright Francis Sheldon. Kronan's hull was launched on 31 July 1668. Due to shortages of funds, completion was delayed until 1672. In 1675, Kronan had become the flagship of the Swedish navy. Kronan'sdisplacement has been calculated as ca. 2,300 tons with dimensions of length 178 1/2 ft at the waterline, 197 ft overall and beam 43 1/12 ft. Her crew consisted of 500 seamen and 300 soldiers. She carried between 110-126 cannon (3-36 pounders) on her three flush decks, quarter-deck, forecastle and poop. The weight of the ordnance has been estimated as 230 tons. Diver excavating an officers chest from Kronan.

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