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HSwMS Kalmar (K23)
Career (Sweden)
Name: Kalmar
Namesake: Kalmar
Builder: Karlskrona
Laid down: 21 September 1988
Launched: 1 November 1990
Commissioned: 1 September 1991
Identification: Pennant number: K23
Status: Decommissioned
General characteristics
Class & type: Göteborg-class corvette
Displacement: 380 tons
Length: 57 m (187 ft 0 in) (o/a)
Beam: 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in)
Draught: 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)
Speed: 26 knots (48 km/h; 30 mph)
  • 1 × 57 mm (2.2 in) gun
  • 1 × 40 mm (1.6 in) gun
  • 40 cm (16 in) anti-submarine torpedoes
  • Anti-ship missiles[1]
  • Anti-submarine grenades
  • Depth charges[1]
  • Mines{[1]
Notes: Alternative armament or combinations of various weapons.[1]

HSwMS Kalmar (K23) is a Swedish Navy Göteborg-class corvette, named after the Swedish city of Kalmar.[2]

Development and design[]

The Göteborg class is a class of corvettes in the Swedish Navy, built between 1986 and 1993. The class was originally designed to destroy Soviet submarines and surface vessels, and is armed with eight RBS-15 anti-ship missiles, torpedoes, one 57 mm cannon and one 40 mm cannon.

HSwMS Sundsvall and HSwMS Gävle will receive modification in 2019–2020. After the modification the corvettes will be named Gävle class.[3]

Construction and career[]

The ship was launched on 1 November 1990 at Karlskrona and entered naval service on 1 September 1991.


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