HSwMS Thule

Last updated

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.

Related Research Articles

HSwMS <i>Ehrensköld</i> (11) Swedish destroyer

HSwMS Ehrensköld (11), was the lead ship of her class of destroyer in the Swedish Navy during World War II. Together with the sister ship HSwMS Nordenskjöld (12), she constituted the Ehrensköld class, which, with its size and speed, was a major step in the Swedish destroyer fleet. Initially, Ehrensköld had pennant number 11, which was later changed to 1. In 1951-1952, the ship was converted to frigate, and then received the pennant number 71. She was decommissioned in 1963 and was sold for scrapping in 1973.

HSwMS <i>Tre Kronor</i> Swedish cruiser

HSwMS Tre Kronor was a cruiser of the Royal Swedish Navy built during the Second World War.

HSwMS <i>Gustav V</i> Swedish Sverige class coastal defence ship

HSwMS Gustav V was a Sverige-class coastal defence ship of the Swedish Navy. The vessel was the third and last ship in the Sverige class along with HSwMS Sverige and HSwMS Drottning Victoria. Gustav V was launched on September 15, 1917 at Kockums in Malmö and delivered to the Navy on January 9, 1922. The design consisted of four 28 cm cannon and a secondary armament of eight 15.2 cm cannon. During the interwar period, the ship underwent several modernizations and was one of the most powerful vessels in the fleet during the Second World War. The ship was put in reserve in 1948, was decommissioned in 1957 and was later sold for scrapping in Karlskrona. However, the ship remained at Berga Academy of War as of 1968. Two of the ship's 15.2 cm guns are preserved in the battery at Häggmansberget in the defensive Kalix Line, around Kalix.

HSwMS <i>Sundsvall</i> (K24) Swedish corvette

HSwMS Sundsvall (K24) is a Swedish Navy Göteborg-class corvette, named after the northern Swedish coastal city of Sundsvall. The ship was launched in 1991 and entered naval service in 1993.

HSwMS <i>Spica</i> (T121) Swedish torpedo boat

HSwMS Spica (T121) is a former Swedish Navy Spica-class, torpedo-armed, fast attack craft (FAC), now a museum ship at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

HSwMS <i>Orion</i> (A201) Swedish signals intelligence gathering vessel

HSwMS Orion (A201) is a signals intelligence gathering vessel in the Swedish Navy.

HSwMS <i>Trossö</i> (A264) Swedish ice-strengthened patrol craft tender

HSwMS Trossö (A264) is an auxiliary ship in the Swedish Navy. She was built in Finland for the Soviet Navy as an Akademik Shuleykin-class ice-strengthened patrol craft tender, launched in 1984 as Arnold Veymer and renamed Livonia in 1991. Her sister ships were Akademik Shuleykin, Akademik Gamburtsev, Professor Molchanov, Professor Multanovskiy, Geolog Dmitriy Nalivkin, Professor Polshkov, Professor Khromov and Akademik Shokalskiy.

<i>Hugin</i>-class destroyer

The Hugin class of destroyers consisted of HSwMS Hugin (24), previously (7), and HSwMS Munin previously (8). These were destroyers in the Royal Swedish Navy built prior to the First World War and surviving without major incident through their lifespan. HSwMS Hugin was built by Götaverken and launched on December 10, 1910 while HSwMS Munin was constructed by Kockums and launched December 5, 1911. The ship class was built with steam turbines instead of piston engines as the previous Swedish destroyers had been. HSwMS Hugin was in service until June 13, 1947 while HSwMS Munin had been decommissioned on October 18, 1940.

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:

References

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