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(notice : All dimensions are in swedish feet = 296,9 mm,)
(guns are probably measured by Germans pound, which is very close to 0.5 kg. However, there was change of measurement sometime in 17th. Century)

There was several läst measurement, but Navy used at least 18 “tunnor” läst which was c.2 ton of capacity and correspond c. 3t. of displacement.

SHIPS 1522-1599 (over 500 t.)

Ship name /
Also called

Years

Built

Fate / Notice / Gun sizes
(m.=stormstycken=assaultgun)

Guns

Dimensions *
l x b x dr., L=läst

Ton.
(Glete)

Crew /
(Year)

Lybske Svanen

1522-1524
(bought)

(Lübeck)

Wrecked 1524.

?

?

500+

?

Bryntan/ Holken,
Gamle Holken (1534)

1527/8-1543

Älvsborg

Discsrded 1543.

?

?

600

?

Store Kraveln

1528/30-1553/4

Stockholm

BU 1553/4.
Dimensions are either Swedish (297mm)or Danzig (288 mm)feet.(Rhiland feet 313,9 mm)

?

174 midde ship
40 beam middle ship
130 keel.
22 draught.
76 stern total height

1800

?

Kamperman
(Kampkravelen)

1534-1536
(request)

(Kampen)

Probably returned 1536.

?

250 läst.

700-
800

?

Peter Hollender /
Svanen Lejonet (1536/38)

1535-1546/7
(prize)

(Lübeck)

Wrecked 1546-47.

?

?

600-
700

?

Lejonet (Leonen)

1537/9-1562

Stockholm

Deleted from list 1562.

?

?

1000

?

Ängel

(1545)-1572

Stockholm

Sold 1572.

47/49

?

600

?

Store Kravelen/
Elefanten (1559)

1555-1564

Stockholm

Built 1554-1558.
Sank at the Björkenäs yard during repairs 9/1564.
Guns:4-24,10-12,14-6,6-3,
4-2,37-smaller,mortars.

75

143 (148) x ?
(keel c.111 ft.)
400-500 L.
(189 totalx130kl.x 40)
(Lübeck feet 287,66mm)?
S.F.H vol 1 p.62 :
Rhiheland feet?

1200

522
272+200

Finske Svanen/
Svanen

1559/60-1571/3

Åbo

Duke Johan’s ship until 1561.
Deleted from list 1571/3.

81-83

250 L.

750

226+319

St Erik

1559-1584

Björkenäs

BU 1584.
90-guns (1566), and 104 (1567).
Guns: 4-24, 8-12, 14-6, 3-3, 8-2, 4-stenb.
47-others.

88-104

400-500 L.

1100

436
364+256

Finske Björnen

1561/2-(1563)

Åbo

Lost 1563?.

?

?

500+

?

Hektor /
Svenske/Store Hector

1561/2-1589

Stockholm

Laid down 1559.
BU 1589.
87-guns (1566), and 95 (1567).
Guns: 2-24, 11-12, 10-6, 6-3, 4-2, 8-stenb.,
28-others.

65-95

300 L.

900

417
301+129

St Christoffer

1562/3-1588

Västervik

Sold 1588.

58

?

600

Hercules

1563-1571
(prize)

Denmark

Returned 1571.

81/95

?

800

Jungfrun?

1563-1563

Älvsborg

Lost while building  in Danish.

?

?

1000

?

Krabaten?

1563-1563

Älvsborg

Lost while building  in Danish.

?

?

900

?

Mars

1563-1564

Björkenäs

Built by shipbuilder Holger Olsson.
Largest warships in world in her time.
Sunk in huge explosion
with most of her crew,
and c.300-400 enemy
troops in her deck.
Wreck was found 2011 (75 meters).
Guns: 2-48, 4-36, 8-24, 3-(18),
16-12, 14-9, 20-6, 18-3, 24-2,
60-1(falkoner), 4-skär (m) bräckor.
Guns: 2-48, 2-36, 9-24, 10-12, 4-9,
20-6, 6-3, 4-stenb., 50 smaller.

107-173

Overall Lenght 211
162 (stem to sternpost)
118 keel.
Moulded beam 45-6
70-6 (total stern height)
700 läst.

1800
1928

672-700+

Böse Lejonet
(ex Byens Löve)

1564-1571
(prize)

Denmark

Returned 1571.

56/61

?

600

?

Wendekåpan

1564-1571
(prize)

(Lübeck)

Lübeck Merchant, Returned 1571.
Served more as a carrier of soldiers than of
heavy guns.

32

?

600

?

Jägaren/
(ex Jegermeister)

1565-1571
(prize)

Denmark

Danish prize.
Returned 1571.
84-guns (1566), and 90 (1567).

84-90

?

1100

341+259

Tantheijen

(1565)-1574

Västervik

Sold 1574.

75

?

700

?

Neptunus /
Röde Draken (1569)
(store Draken)

1566-1591

Västervik

BU 1591.
Guns:2-48,1-36,11-24,16-12,
6-9,14-6,2-3,2-2,51-others

100-105

?

2000

620

Valen

1566-1577

Åbo

Completed in 1567.
BU 1577.
In 1564-65 Erik ordered no fewer than three
ships of the same size as Elephanten to be built in
Finland, but only Valen was built.

?

?

1200-
1400

Kämpen
(ex Draken)

1568/9-1586

Älvkarleby

BU 1586.

?

?

900

?

Fortuna/Greken

1569-1572
(loan)

Finland?

Returned 1572.

?

?

800

?

Älgen

(1574)-1583

Kalvö

BU 1583.

?

?

700

?

Elefanten

1575-1591

Strängnäs

Duke Karl’s ship.
Last mentioned 1591.

?

?

1000-
1500

?

Gyllenstjernan/
Stjärnan

1575-1586
(bought)

Sweden

Swedish merchant.
BU 1583.

?

?

800

?

Hjorten

(1576)-1583

Älvkarleby

Sold 1583.

?

?

700

?

Lejonet

1575/7-1591

Strängnäs

Duke Karl’s ship.
Last mentioned 1591.

?

?

500+

?

Smålands Lejonet
(Gyllene Vasen)

1577-1591

Västervik

Sold 1591.

94

?

1100

455
701

Ängeln
(Häringe Skeppet)

1577/8-1590

Häringe

Sold 1590.

?

?

700

?

Upplands Lejonet
(Harbo Skeppet)

(1578)-1590

Harbovik

BU 1590.

?

?

900

?

Viborgs Skeppet/
Morianen

1578-1583
(bought)

Sweden

Sweden merchant?
Sold or given away 1583.

?

?

800

?

Björneborgs Kravelen/Skeppet

(1581)-1594

Björneborg

BU 1594.

?

?

600?

?

Raumo Kravelen/Skeppet

(1581)-1593

Raumo

BU 1593.

?

?

600?

?

Älvsborgs Skeppet

1581/2-1598

Älvsborg

Queen Gunilla’s ship from 1591.
Sold 1598.

?

?

600

?

Hälsinge Lejonet

(1584)-1589

Rogstad

Duke Sigimund’s ship from 1585.
Last mentioned 1589, but might also be Klas Fleming
ship 1593-94 Kunglig Majestäts Skepp/Lejonet/
(Finske Lejonet).

?

?

900

Mönsterås/
Drakenäs Skeppet/
Stora Skeppet (1594) /
Mars (1599) /
Julius Caesar/Makalös (1599)

1587/8-1609/10

Mönsterås

Laid down 1579/80.
Commissioned 1589.
Deleted from list 1609/10.
Sweden largest ship untill Konung Karl 1694.
(1200 läst ?)

?

?

2400

200 seamen (1599)

Älvkarleby Skeppet
(Finske Lejonet?)

1587/8-1590

Älvkarleby

Possible same as Finske Lejonet 1594.
Given away 1590.

?

?

1000?

?

(Svenske) Ängel

1593/4-1609/10

Bergshammar

Discarded 1609-1610.

?

?

700

?

Troilus

1593/4-1597

Stockholm?

Sold 1597.

?

?

700?

?

Draken

1594/5-1605

Mönsterås

Wrecked 1605.

700

Kunglig Majestäts Skepp/
Lejonet/
(Finske Lejonet) /
(Hälsinge Lejonet 1584)?

1594

?

Mentioned 1594.

?

?

?

?

Pelikanen

1594/95-1612

Västervik

Discarded 1612.
Broadsides 188 lb. (34) (1611)

34

?

700

50+80

Älvsborg Lejonet/
(Hälsinge Lejonet 1584)?

1594

?

Mentioned 1594.

?

?

?

?

Scipio

1595/7-1602

Älvsborg

Wrecked 1602.

?

?

700?

?

Blå Falken

1596/7-1610/11

Nyköping?

BU 1610-1611.

600

Elefanten

1596/7-1608

Västervik or
Kungsör

Lost in action 1608.

600

Svarte Ryttaren

1596/7-1607

Västervik or
Kungsör

BU 1607.

700

Rutenkrans /
Rosenkrans

1597/9-1611
(1601)

Skokloster

Lost in action 1611.
Guns: 2-24,6-12,2-9,14-6,4-3,4-1,12-other
=44 =238 lb. (1601)
32 guns (176 lb.) (1611).

32-44

? (300-350 L.)

700

45+?

Tre kronor
(ex Weisse Adler)

1598-1625

(prize)

Sigismund ship.
This ship was ex Polish ship (39) which wrecked
in Kalmar sound 1598, and Sweden salvaged her.
Deleted from list 1625.
Also called Kronan, Lilla Kronan and Gamla Tre Kronor.
Guns:2-24, 9-12, 4-9, 9-6, 3-3,
2-2, 4-1, 6-other = 39 (263 lb.)(1604).
32/40-guns (1611/1612)
broadsides 152/146 lb. (40/22) (1611/1621).

22-40

? (200 L.)

700

40-96 seamen
96+200
40+350 (1609)
78+?

Vasen/
Vasa / Riksvasa

1598/9-1623

Aspö

Burnt 1623.
Broadsides 341/326 lb. (50/32) (1611/1621)

32-50

? (300 L.)

900

60-109 seamen
100+300
60+250 (1614)

Finske Svanen
(cargo carrier)

1599-1610/11

(prize)

Sigismund ship.
BU 1610-11.

?

?

800

?

(Viborgs) Rosen

1599-1601

(prize)

Sigismund ship.
Wrecked 1601.

?

?

600

?

Viborgs/
Finske Hector

1599-1609/10

(prize)

Sigismund ship.
Discarded 1609-10.

?

?

600

?

Samson
(cargo carrier)

1599/1600-1607

Enånger/C?

Built in private yard
Last mentioned 1607.

?

(92kl. x 34 x 13)

700

?

Some Sources :

1. Swedish Naval Administration, 1521-1721 , Jan Glete
2. Svenska flottans Historia vol.1
3.
Sveriges Sjökrig 1611-1632
4. Svenskt Speppsbyggeri
5. Naval Wars in Baltic , R.C.Anderson