HSwMS Trossö (A264)

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HSwMS Trossö
A264 HSwMS Trossö
Career (Sweden)
Name: Trossö
Livonia (1991–1998) [1]
Arnold Veymer (1984–1991) [2]
Builder: Oy Laivateollisuus Ab
Turku, Finland Flag of Finland.svg Finland
Launched: 1984
Acquired: 1997
Commissioned: 1998
General characteristics
Class & type: Akademik Shuleykin class
Displacement: 2140 tonnes
Length: 71.6m
Beam: 12.8m
Draft: 4.5m
Propulsion: 2x diesel engines, 3000 hk
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 34 Officers
27 Conscripts
Armament: Machine guns

HSwMS Trossö is an Akademik Shuleykin-class ice-strengthened patrol craft tender in the Swedish Navy. She was built in Finland for the Soviet Navy, launched in 1984 as Arnold Veymer and renamed Livonia in 1991. Her sister ships were Akademik Shuleykin, Akademik Gamburtsev, Professor Molchanov, Professor Multanovskiy, Geolog Dmitriy Nalivkin, Professor Polshkov, Professor Khromov and Akademik Shokalskiy.

History[edit]

Arnold Veymer, named after Arnold Veimer, was built in Finland in 1984 for the Soviet Academy of Sciences as an oceanographic ship. She was transferred to Estonia to carry out marine research in the Baltic Sea and in the Atlantic.

The Swedish Navy bought the ship from Estonia in September 1996 and she entered service in 1998 as HSwMS Trossö (A264). She was refitted in 2003 at Falkvarv, Falkenberg and now serves the 3rd Naval Warfare Flotilla as a support ship. She also serves as a command ship during larger exercises.

In November 2008, it was announced that HSwMS Trossö, together with two corvettes, HSwMS Stockholm and HSwMS Malmö, from the Swedish royal navy would be transported by Eide Trader and deployed off the Somalian coast to fight piracy.

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