Tapper-class patrol boat

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Class overview
Builders: Djupviks varv
Operators:  Swedish Navy
In commission: 1993-
Planned: 12
Completed: 12
Active: 12
General characteristics
Type: Patrol boat
Displacement: 62 tons
Length: 23 meters
Beam: 5,4 meters
Draught: 1,9 meters
Propulsion: 2 diesel engines, 2x 1 200 hp
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Complement: 8
Armament:
  • 2 × 12.7 mm heavy Machine guns
  • Mines & Depthcharges
  • Anti-submarine Rockets

The Tapper class are a class of patrol boats in service with the Swedish navy since the 1990s (the word tapper means "brave" in Swedish).

Design[edit]

Tapper boats first function is to protect and patrol the Swedish coastal waters. Its armament includes 12.7 mm heavy machine guns, anti-submarine Rockets, mines and depth charges.

History[edit]

From 1993-1999 a total of 12 ships were constructed and entered service with the Swedish navy and amphibious corps.

The class was about to retire in 2014 but after the Russian intervention in Ukraine and Russian military build-up in the Baltic sea the boats will now remain and be modified as well.

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