HSwMS Visborg (A265)

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HMS Visborg 2010.JPG
Career (Sweden)
Name: Visborg
Builder: Karlskronavarvet AB
Laid down: 16 October 1973
Launched: 22 January 1974
Commissioned: 6 February 1976
Decommissioned: 30 December 2010
Notes: As M03 from 1976-1999 with the role as a minelayer.
Badge: HMS Visborg vapen.svg
General characteristics
Class and type: Auxiliary
Displacement: 2590 tonnes
Length: 92.4m
Beam: 14.7m
Draft: 4m
Propulsion: 2x NOHAB V12-diesels @ 1545 kW each
Speed: 16 knots
Complement: 20 Officers
20 Seamen
Sensors and
processing systems:
Electronic warfare
and decoys:
Armament: 3x Bofors 40mm m/48
4 Machinegun groups

HSwMS Visborg was a command/auxiliary ship in the Swedish Navy and was a part of the 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla. She was decommissioned 2010 and rumours say she is to be sold to Chile. HSwMS Trossö is going to replace her role as a support ship at the 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla.


She served as a minelayer from 1976 until 1999 when she was refitted to her current role as a command ship. Her sister ship HSwMS Älvsborg was sold to the Chilean Navy 1997 and renamed Almirante José Toribio Merino Castro. The last conscripts served during the year 2010 and also honoured the royal wedding with their presence the same year. She was then taken out of active duty and her planned replacement is HSwMS Trossö which returned from the EUNAVFOR operation Atalanta 2010. In March 2013 scrapping begun and the process is to be finished by December 2013.[1]