HSwMS Thule

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Thule has been the name of at least two ships of the Swedish Navy:

Swedish Navy naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces

The Swedish Royal Navy is the naval branch of the Swedish Armed Forces. It is composed of surface and submarine naval units – the Royal Fleet – as well as marine units, the Amphibious Corps (Amfibiekåren).

HSwMS <i>Thule</i> (1893) Swedish Svea-class coastal defence ship

HSwMS Thule was a Svea-class coastal defence ship of the Royal Swedish Navy.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

Coastal defence ship

Coastal defence ships were warships built for the purpose of coastal defence, mostly during the period from 1860 to 1920. They were small, often cruiser-sized warships that sacrificed speed and range for armour and armament. They were usually attractive to nations that either could not afford full-sized battleships or could be satisfied by specially designed shallow-draft vessels capable of littoral operations close to their own shores. The Nordic countries and Thailand found them particularly appropriate for their island-dotted coastal waters. Some vessels had limited blue-water capabilities; others operated in rivers.

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Several ships of the Swedish Navy have been named HSwMS Uppland, named after Uppland province:

Several ships of the Swedish Navy have been named HSwMS Najad, named after the mythological water spirit:

Several ships of the Swedish Navy have been named HSwMS Carlskrona or HSwMS Karlskrona, named after the city of Karlskrona:

Several ships of the Swedish Navy have been named HSwMS Belos, named after the mythological king of Egypt:

Several ships of the Swedish Navy have been named HSwMS Stockholm, named after the city of Stockholm:

Several ships of the Swedish Navy have been named HSwMS Munin, named after the son of Thor in Norse mythology:

Several ships of the Swedish Navy have been named HSwMS Loke, named after Loki in Norse mythology:

Several ships of the Swedish Navy have been named HSwMS Tordön or HSwMS Thordön, named after the Old Norse word for thunder:

Several ships of the Swedish Navy have been named HSwMS Sjölejonet, named after the sea lion:


  1. "Thule (5360560)"Lock-red-alt.svg . Miramar Ship Index . Retrieved 28 June 2012.