Romulus-class destroyer

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HMS Romulus.jpg
HSwMS Romulus
Class overview
Name: Romulus class
Operators:  Swedish Navy
Succeeded by: Mode class
Built: 1934
In service: 1940–1958
Completed: 2
General characteristics [1]
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 870 long tons (880 t) standard
Length: 81.4 m (267 ft 1 in)
Beam: 7.9 m (25 ft 11 in)
Draught: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Installed power: 19,000 hp (14,200 kW)
Propulsion: 2 boilers, 2 Tosi steam turbines, 2 shafts
Speed: 34 knots (39 mph; 63 km/h)
Complement: 110
Sensors and
processing systems:
Sonar and hydrophones

The Romulus class was a class of two destroyers operated by the Royal Swedish Navy during the Second World War. The class consisted of HSwMS Romulus and HSwMS Remus. They were built in Italy as the Spica-class torpedo boats Spica and Astore in the mid-1930s and sold to Sweden in 1940. The two ships were adapted for northern conditions and remained in service during World War II and into the first decades of the Cold War. They were modernized and re-designated as anti-submarine frigates in 1953. Both ships were discarded in 1958.[1]


Name Pennant numbers Builder Launched Acquired Decommissioned Fate
Romulus 27 BSN, Naples 30 May 1935 1940 1958 Stricken
Remus 28 BSN, Naples 30 May 1935 1940 1958 Most likely scrapped


  1. ^ a b Conway p372


  • Robert Gardner, Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922–1946 (1980) Conway Publishing : ISBN 0-85177-146-7