HSMS Andromeda (MTB-1944)


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These were Scandinavias capital ships of their Mosquito Fleet units. The Galaxy class were as big as some countries corvettes and other escorts, for motor torpedo boats they were huge. The class were double the the size of the German S-Boats and US PT Boats and three times the size of the British MTB's. Six unit were built and completed between 1943 and 1945 with the first units completing in 1944.

The need for the large size hulls is apparent when seeing the armament carried by these beasts. With two twin 50mm fully automatic cannons and four of the Snabb torpedo tubes the Galaxy class were able to take on ships of almost any class while their high speed and good Radar allowed them to avoid any ships they did not wish to meet. The 50mm cannons also gave the ships a good AA capability as one of their major threats was from aircraft. With the high rate of fire of the 50mm a large magazine area was required for ammunition stowage. The big Scania diesel engines produced over 8,000 brake horsepower and propelled the ships at 40+ knots.


Displacement 390 tons standard, 480 tons full load
Length 223 ft
Breadth 25 ft
Draught 8 ft
Machinery 2 shaft diesel engines, 8,000bhp
Speed 40 knots
Range 2000 miles at 10 knots (700 at 30 knots, 250 @ 38 knots)
Armament 4 x 50mm (2x2)
Torpedoes 4 x 21" (1x2 2x1) (Snabb homing system)
Complement 40
Notes HSMS Andromeda

HSMS Magellanic

HSMS Omega

HSMS Centaurus

HSMS Triangulum

HSMS Cygnus


Galaxy class ship launched but yet to receive armament and other details.


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