HSwMS Älvsnabben (M01)

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HSwMS Älvsnabben
Career (Sweden)
Name: Älvsnabben
Operator: Swedish Navy
Launched: 19 January 1943
Acquired: 1943
Out of service: 30 June 1982
Reclassified: Cadet training vessel
Identification: Pennant number: M01
Fate: Broken up in Karlskrona
General characteristics
Class and type: Minelayer
Length: 96,8/102,0m
Beam: 13,5m
Draught: 5,8
Installed power: 3,000 hp (2,200 kW)
Propulsion: 1x Burmeister & Wain diesel
Single shaft
Speed: 14 knots
Crew: 265
Armament: 4 x 6-inch guns (not used in later years)
8 x 40 mm Bofors
6 x 20 mm
Depth charges
380 Mines

HSwMS Älvsnabben was a minelayer of the Swedish Navy. She was built as a freighter, but was requisitioned by the Swedish Navy in 1943.

A single screw and good fuel economy meant that she was used as the cadet training vessel of the Swedish Navy for a number of years, and she travelled the globe multiple times.


  • (Swedish) Örlogsfartyg (Swedish naval Vessels); 2003.
  • (Swedish) Örlogsfartyg - Svenska maskindrivna fartyg under tretungad flagg 2003. ISBN 91-974384-3-X