HSwMS Älvsnabben (M01)

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HSwMS Älvsnabben
History
Sweden
Name: Älvsnabben
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 m (317 ft 7 in)/102.0 m (334 ft 8 in)
Beam: 13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)
Draught: 5.8 m (19 ft 0 in)
Installed power: 3,000 hp (2,200 kW)
Propulsion:
  • 1 × Burmeister & Wain diesel
  • Single shaft
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Crew: 265
Armament:
  • 4 × 6-inch guns (not used in later years)
  • 8 × 40 mm Bofors
  • 6 × 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.

References[edit]

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