Swedish Navy – Submarines


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Attack submarines (Diesel-Electric)

Gotland class LOA 198′ / 60.4 m TDISP 1,600 tons (3 active, service since 1996) AND the very similar Södermanland class LOA 199′ TDISP 1,500 tons submerged (2 active, service since 1989) Formerly part of the 4 boat Västergötland class. 2003-2004 refitted, lengthened and updated with Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) . 2 remaining boats were also upgraded and sold to Singapore as the Archer Class. At this time we are unable to distinguish between these very similar submarines. Swedish sub Karlskrona 2019-2Swedish sub Karlskrona 2019Swedish sub Karlskrona 2007

Näcken class LOA 144′ / 43.4 m lengthened to 162′ / 49.4 m TDISP 1,150 tons submerged (3 retired, service 1980-ca. 2005, 1 preserved) HSwMS Neptun was the test boat for the Air Independent Propulsion system fitted to the rest of the submarine fleet, and was lengthened in 1998.

Najad subs laid up 2003 Karlskrona
Näcken class subs HSwMS Najad and Neptun laid up at Karlskrona, 2003, in the same position as the below capture Neptun is preserved at the nearby Marinmuseum. Credit: Erling Klintefors / Marinmuseum (Swedish Naval Museum), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Näcken class subs retired Karlskrona 2007

Draken Class LOA 227′ / 69.2 m TDISP 950 tons submerged. (6 retired, 1 preserved, service)

HSwMS Nordkaparen (1962-1988) preserved at Maritiman Gothenburg

HSwMS Vargen Credit: Unknown photographer / Marinmuseum (Swedish Naval Museum), CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

HSwMS Nordkaparen sub Gothenburg museum 2014

HSwMS U-3 (1942-1964) LOA 163′ / 49.7 m TDISP 400 tons submerged. Preserved at Technology and Maritime Museum, Malmo.

HSwMS U3_at_The_Science_and_Maritime_House
HSwMS U-3 on display, Malmo, 2013. Credit: Alf van Beem, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

U-3 Tech and Mar Museum Malmo 2014

HSwMS Hajen U-1 (1904-1922) LOA 77′ / 23.5 m TDISP 127 tons submerged. Preserved at Marinmuseum, Karlskrona. On exterior display until 2008 when the submarine hall was built.

HMS_Hajen karlskrona sub
HSwMS Hajen on exterior display, ca. 2004 Credit: Erling Klintefors / Statens maritima museer, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

HSwMS Hajen U-1 Karlskrona Marinmuseum 2007

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