Tapper-class patrol boat

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Class overview
Builders: Djupviks varv
Operators:  Swedish Navy
In commission: 1993-
Planned: 12
Completed: 12
Active: 12
General characteristics
Type: Patrol boat
Displacement: 62 tons
Length: 23 meters
Beam: 5,4 meters
Draught: 1,9 meters
Propulsion: 2 diesel engines, 2x 1 200 hp
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Complement: 8
Armament: 2x 12.7 mm heavy Machine guns
Mines & Depthcharges
Anti-submarine Rockets

The Tapper class are a class of Swedish patrol boats (the word tapper means brave). From 1993-1999 12 ships were constructed and entered service with the Swedish navy and amphibious corps. Tappers first function is to protect and patrol the Swedish coast waters. Its armament includes 12.7 mm heavy machine guns, anti-submarine Rockets, mines and depth charges.