Corvette HSwMS Helsingborg (K 32)

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Classification

Ship class:
Type:
type: Corvette

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Kockums Naval Solutions
Operator:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
265897000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
650 t
Length:
72.6 m
Beam (overall):
10.4 m
Draught:
2.5 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • CODAG
  • 2 * KaMeWa Waterjets
  • 4 * Honeywell TF 50 A gas turbines, total rating 16 MW
  • 2 * MTU Friedrichshafen 16 V 2000 N90 diesel engines, total rating 2.6 MW
Speed:
35 knots
Range:
2,500 nmi (4,600 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h)

Crew

Complement:
43

Combat assets

Armor:
  • Kockums GHOST Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP)Hull
Electronics:
  • Saab Sea Giraffe ABM 3D surveillance radar
  • CEROS 200 Fire Control Radar system
  • Condor CS-3701 Tactical Radar Surveillance System
  • Hull-mounted sonar
  • Towed array sonar system
  • Variable depth sonar
  • Rheinmetall Waffe Munition MASS (Multi-Ammunition Softkill) decoy system
Armament:
  • 1 * 57 Mk3
  • 8 * RBS15 Mk2 AShM
  • 4 * 400mm topredo tubes (ASW torpedoes)
  • ASW gernade lauchers
  • Mines and depth charges

HSwMS Helsingborg (K 32) is a Swedish Visby-class corvette. She was ordered by the Swedish Government in 1995 and is the second ship of the class built by Kockums. She has been in active service with the 31st Corvette Squadron, 3rd Naval Warfare Flotilla since 19 December 2009. It is a stealth missile corvette.

Kockums delivered her to FMV on 24 April 2006, when she started her extensive operational sea trials, during which she has returned to the yard several times. On 12 August 2006 she left Sweden for the Mediterranean. She returned to Karlskrona 11 September the same year.

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