HMS Gavle Goteborg Class Corvette

Göteborg class corvette is a class of corvettes in the Royal Swedish Navy, that was built from 1990-1993. Armed with eight RBS-15 anti-ship missiles, torpedoes, one 57mm cannon and one 40mm cannon.


The class was meant to search and destroy Soviet submarines and surface ships when it was designed. Today it has also been given the role to act in international crisis. Two ships of the class, the HMS Gävle and HMS Sundsvall, took part in the UN operation off the coast of Lebanon in 2006 and 2007 following the Israeli war against Hezbollah.

GOTEBORG CLASS Specifications
Country of Manufacture Sweden
Number in Service 4
Crew 30
Armament RBS-15 SSM, 57mm gun
Length 57m
Beam 8m
Displacement 400 tonnes
Performance Max speed 30 knots
First of Class 1989