HSwMS Helsingborg (K32)

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Helsingborg
Helsingborg off Gotska Sandön
History
Name: Helsingborg
Ordered: 1995
Builder: Kockums
Launched: 27 June 2003
Commissioned: N/A
In service: 2009 -
Status: Operational
General characteristics
Class and type: Visby-class corvette
Displacement: 650 t
Length: 72.6 m
Beam: 10.4 m
Draft: 2.5 m
Propulsion:
Speed: 40+ knots
Complement:
  • 27 officers
  • 16 conscripts
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Ericsson Sea Giraffe ABM 3D surveillance radar
  • CEROS 200 Fire Control Radar system
  • Condor CS-3701 Tactical Radar Surveillance System
  • Hull-mounted sonar
  • Towed array sonar system
  • Variable depth sonar
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
Rheinmetall Waffe Munition MASS (Multi-Ammunition Softkill) decoy system
Armament:
Armour: Kockums GHOST Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP)Hull
Aviation facilities: Helicopter pad

HSwMS Helsingborg is a Swedish Visby-class corvette. She was ordered by the Swedish Government in 1995 and is the second ship of the class built by Kockums. She has been in active service with the 31st Corvette Squadron, 3rd Naval Warfare Flottilla since 19 December 2009.

History[edit]

Kockums delivered her to FMV on 24 April 2006, when she started her extensive operational sea trials, during which she has returned to the yard several times. On 12 August 2006 she left Sweden for the Mediterranean. She returned to Karlskrona 11 September the same year.

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