Similar to the earlier 15.2 cm (6.") Model 1903. Used a hand-operated screw breech-block of the Bofors ogival type. Little other information available.

A twin-gun mounting removed from Drottning Victoria was used as land artillery at the top secret "Kalix line" located in northern Sweden near a town called Vuollerim. These were in service until the middle 1990s and then the battery was converted into a museum. Photographs of the mounting and guns may be found at the Victoriafortet (Fort Victoria) link below.

Gun Characteristics

Designation 15.2 cm/50 (6") Model 1912
Ship Class Used On Sverige class
Date Of Design 1912
Date In Service 1917
Gun Weight about 7.63 tons (7.75 mt)
Gun Length oa N/A
Bore Length about 300 in (7.620 m)
Rifling Length N/A
Grooves N/A
Lands N/A
Twist N/A
Chamber Volume N/A
Rate Of Fire about 3 - 4 rounds per minute


Type Bag
Projectile Types and Weights AP: 101 lbs. (46 kg)
Bursting Charge N/A
Projectile Length N/A
Propellant Charge N/A
Muzzle Velocity 2,789 fps (850 mps)
Working Pressure N/A
Approximate Barrel Life N/A
Ammunition stowage per gun N/A


Range with 101 lbs. (45.8 kg) AP
Elevation Distance
30 degrees about 15,000 yards (13,716 m)

Mount/Turret Data

  • Single Turrets
    • Sverige: (6)
  • Twin Turret
    • Sverige: (1)
Weight N/A
Elevation about -5 / +30 degrees
Elevation Rate N/A
Train about +120 / -120 degrees
Train Rate N/A
Gun recoil N/A
Loading Angle N/A


Data from:

  • "Naval Weapons of World War Two" by John Campbell
  • "Cruisers of World War Two" by M.J. Whitley


Special help from Stefan Bengtsson, Jeff Brantly, Hans Lineskär and Joakim Wohlfeil

Page History

09 May 2006
07 February 2016
Added note about museum guns