The Sölve (warship)

The Sölve is a monitor warship, built in 1875 at the Motala Warf in Norrköping, Sweden,cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=Monitoren Sölve | date= | publisher=Maritiman marine museum | url =http://www.maritiman.se/default.asp?viewset=1&on=Fartygsflottan&id=&initid=52&heading=Fartygsflottan&mainpage=templates/05.asp?sida=44 | work =maritiman.se | pages = | accessdate = 2008-04-08 | language = Swedish ] by John Ericsson and J. C. A. d'Ailly cite journal|title=John Ericsson and the Transformation of Swedish Naval Doctrine|journal=International Journal of Naval History|date=December 2003|first=Jan|last=Glete|coauthors=|volume=2|issue=3|pages=|id= |url=http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ijnhonline.org%2Fvolume2_number3_Dec03%2Fpdf_dec03%2FGlete%2520-%2520Ericsson%2520PDF.pdf&ei=CI_7R-fwLqT8wwGg-4wj&usg=AFQjCNE3fUcU1P7qzuCwkrcUE125SRrzOg&sig2=0XZOT-rOXFDBRGbP-Gh6fw|format=PDF|accessdate=2008-04-08 ] . It is one of the only monitors still in existence, and is currently moored at the [http://www.maritiman.se Maritiman marine museum] in Gothenburg, Sweden.cite news | first= | last= | coauthors= | title=Monitoren Sölve | date= | publisher=Maritiman marine museum | url =http://www.maritiman.se/default.asp?viewset=1&on=Fartygsflottan&id=&initid=52&heading=Fartygsflottan&mainpage=templates/05.asp?sida=44 | work =maritiman.se | pages = | accessdate = 2008-04-08 | language = Swedish ]

The vessel was one of the last of the 15 Swedish monitors to be built for use by the Swedish Navy, cite journal|title=The Sölve monitor|journal=Maritiman marine museum pamphlet|date=undated|first=|last=|coauthors=|volume=|issue=|pages=|id= |url=http://bencourtney.com/maritiman/maritiman_pamphlet.gif|format=|accessdate=2008-04-08 ] and was named for Sölve, a semi-legendary King of Sweden. It was converted into a tank barge in 1921 and was donated to the Maritiman marine museum by a scrapping shipyard after being retired from service. cite journal|title=The Sölve monitor|journal=Maritiman marine museum pamphlet|date=undated|first=|last=|coauthors=|volume=|issue=|pages=|id= |url=http://bencourtney.com/maritiman/maritiman_pamphlet.gif|format=|accessdate=2008-04-08 ]

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