Storebro SB90E

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SB90E marked LCP2 in its hoist aboard HDMS Absalon
Rescue Österskär, stationed at the Stockholm Rescue Station, Sub-Station Åkersberga, an earlier Swedish Navy Patrolboat 90 E

The Storebro SB90E is a small craft developed by Swedish yacht designer Storebro Bruks AB. It was initially developed for the Swedish Navy, who designated it the Stridsbåt 90 E, the E being for Enkel (Swedish for single) - shortened to Strb 90 E. It was later rebranded as the Storebro SRC90E[nb 1] for international military export and it is now exclusively sold as SB90E for the civilian market. Their classification is YH, for ambulance boat.

History[edit]

The SB90E was originally intended to be used as a medical evacuation vessel and simple insertion craft for the Swedish Amphibious Corps, with 60 ordered and 54 delivered; today only 5 remain in Swedish military service,[2] with the rest being scrapped, sold off or in the case of 7 vessels, donated to the civilian Swedish Sea Rescue Society (Svenska Sjöräddningssällskapet).[3][4] In most cases the duties intended for the Strb 90 E have been taken over by the Strb 90 H.

Operators[edit]

Specifications[edit]

  • Length: 10.8m
  • Beam: 2.90m
  • Draft: 0.7m
  • Displacement: 7.2t
  • Range: Approx. 200 nm
  • Max. speed: Approx. 42 knots

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Storebro uses both SRC90E and SRC 90E interchangeably[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Storebro delivers to the Danish Navy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-20. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  2. ^ Janes Fighting Ships 2009-2010 pg. 775
  3. ^ SoldF.com: Stridsbåt 90E
  4. ^ SOLVE: Swedish Armed Forces are phasing out SRC 90 E
  5. ^ Danish Navy LCP class