Halland-class destroyer

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HSwMS Halland
HSwMS Halland
Class overview
Name: Halland class
Operators:
Preceded by: Öland class
Succeeded by: Östergötland class
In commission:
  • Sweden: 1955–1982
  • Colombia: 1958–1986
Planned: 6
Completed: 4
Cancelled: 2
Preserved: 1
General characteristics (Sweden)[1][2]
Type: Destroyer
Displacement:
  • 2,670 t (2,630 long tons) standard
  • 3,344 t (3,291 long tons) full load
Length: 121.6 m (398 ft 11 in)
Beam: 12.1 m (39 ft 8 in)
Draft: 4.24 m (13 ft 11 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared turbines, 2 boilers, 58,000 hp (43,000 kW)
Speed: 37 kn (69 km/h; 43 mph)
Range:
  • 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
  • 445 nmi (824 km; 512 mi) at 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Complement: 272 (peacetime)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Radar Scanter 009
  • Thomson-CSF Saturn
  • HSA M22
Armament:
General characteristics (Colombia)
Displacement:
  • 2,650 tons standard
  • 3,300 tons full load
Length: 121 m (397 ft 0 in)
Beam: 12.4 m (40 ft 8 in)
Draft: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared turbines, 2 boilers, 55,000 hp (41,000 kW)
Speed: 32 kn (59 km/h)
Range:
  • 3,000 nmi (6,000 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)
  • 445 nmi (824 km) at 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 248
Armament:
  • 6 × Bofors 120 mm guns (3 × 2)
  • 4 × Bofors 40 mm AA guns (4 × 1)
  • 4 × 533 mm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes (1 × 4)
  • 1 × quad Bofors anti-submarine mortars

The Halland-class destroyers were two ships built for the Swedish Navy in the 1950s. Four ships were planned, but the second pair were canceled. Two modified ships were exported to the Colombian Navy. These vessels were general purpose surface combatants.

Design[edit]

These were general purpose ships with strong anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare armament. They were re-fitted in the 1960s and re-armed with Saab Robot 08 anti-shipping missiles (a missile derivative of the Nord Aviation CT20 drone). The Colombian ships had a more anti-surface focused armament.

Robot 08

Ships[edit]

Swedish Navy[edit]

  • HSwMS Halland (J18), built by Götaverken, Gothenburg. Commissioned 1955. Decommissioned 1982, scrapped 1985.
  • HSwMS Småland (J19), built by Eriksberg, Gothenburg. Commissioned 1956. Decommissioned 1979, now a museum ship in Gothenburg.
  • HSwMS Lappland, cancelled 1958.
  • HSwMS Värmland, cancelled 1958.

Colombian Navy[edit]

  • 7 de Agosto (D-06) (ex-Trece de Junio) (D 06), built by Götaverken, Gothenburg. Commissioned 1958. Decommissioned 1986, scrapped.
  • 20 de Julio (D-05), built by Eriksberg, Gothenburg. Commissioned 1958. Decommissioned 1986, scrapped.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995
  2. ^ "Destroyer Smaland, Maritiman". Archived from the original on 10 February 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2015.

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