3rd Naval Warfare Flotilla (Sweden)

3rd Naval Warfare Flotilla (Swedish: Tredje sjöstridsflottiljen or 3. sjöstridsflj) of the Swedish Fleet was founded in 2005 when the former minelayer and surface flotillas joined together. The flotilla's home base is in Karlskrona, Blekinge and is a part of the Karlskrona naval base. The flotilla mostly deploy ships in international missions today.

3rd Naval Warfare Flotilla
Tredje sjöstridsflottiljen
3. sjöstridsflottiljen vapen.svg
Active1983–present
CountrySweden
AllegianceSwedish Armed Forces
BranchSwedish Navy
TypeNaval warfare
SizeFlotilla
Part ofCoastal Fleet (1977–1994)
Southern Military Area (1994–2000)
Joint Forces Command (2000–2005)
SAFHQ (2005–)
Garrison/HQKarlskrona
Motto(s)Prudentia et constantia ("By prudence and constancy")[note 1]
March"Svenska flottan" (Högberg)[note 2]
Commanders
Current
commander
Captain Per Edling
Insignia
Military patch (1998–2004)Tilläggstecken för Tredje ytstridsflottiljen.jpg

OrganizationEdit

The flotilla is split into three different divisions.

31st Corvett Division

33rd Minelayer Division

34th Support Division

The former missile boat division was stationed in the flotilla until September 2005 when all the ships was decommissioned.

Heraldry and traditionsEdit

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms of the 3rd Surface Attack Flotilla (Tredje ytattackflottiljen) 1997–1998 and 3rd Surface Warfare Flotilla (Tredje ytstridsflottiljen 1998–2004. Blazon: "Gules, a flash pointing down bendysinister argent, the first field charged with an erect crossbow and the second field with two triangles conjoined in pale, all or".[3] The unit later adopted a new coat of arms.

FlagEdit

The flag is a double swallow-tailed Swedish flag.[4] It was presented to the then 3rd Surface Attack Flotilla by the Supreme Commander Owe Wiktorin at the Artillery Yard in Stockholm on 30 April 1996.[5]

Commanding officersEdit

  • 1983–1984 – Lennart Grenstad
  • 1984–1985 – Lars Thomasson
  • 1985–1988 – Frank Rosenius
  • 1988–1989 – Torsten Lindh
  • 1990–1993 – Sölve Larsby
  • 1994–1997 – Magnus Waldenström
  • 1997–1999 – Tommy Åsman
  • 1999–2001 – Jörgen Ericsson
  • 2001–2002 – Leif Nylander
  • 2003–2005 – Anders Grenstad
  • 2005–2008 – Erik Andersson
  • 2008–2011 – Anders Olovsson
  • 2012–2015 – Magnus Jönsson[6]
  • 2016–2018 – Bengt Lundgren[7]
  • 2018–20xx – Per Edling

Names, designations and locationsEdit

Name Translation From To
4. ytattackflottiljen 4th Surface Attack Flotilla 1983-01-01 1994-06-30
3. ytattackflottiljen 3rd Surface Attack Flotilla 1994-07-01 1997-12-31
3. ytstridsflottiljen 3rd Surface Warfare Flotilla 1998-01-01 2005-08-31
3. sjöstridsflottiljen 3rd Naval Warfare Flotilla 2005-09-01
Designation From To
4. yaflj 1983-01-01 1994-06-30
3. yaflj 1994-07-01 1997-12-31
3. ysflj 1998-01-01 2005-08-31
3. sjöstridsflj 2005-09-01
Location From To
Karlskrona naval base 1983-01-01

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Introduced in the 1970s for the 6th Mine Clearing Department (6. minröjningsavdelningen).[1]
  2. ^ The march was adopted in 2005 when it was inherited from the 2nd Surface Warfare Flotilla (Andra ytstridsflottiljen).[2]

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Handbok: parad 6: traditionsvård 2017, p. 55
  2. ^ Sandberg 2007, p. 42
  3. ^ Braunstein 2006, p. 52
  4. ^ Braunstein 2004, p. 64
  5. ^ Birke & Braunstein 2011, p. 89
  6. ^ Thörnqvist, Jan (21 December 2011). "Förfångning till rors vid 3.sjöstridsflottiljen i Karlskrona" (in Swedish). Swedish Armed Forces. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  7. ^ "PÅ NY POST" (PDF). Försvarets forum: personaltidning för fast anställda och reservofficerare i svenska försvarsmakten (in Swedish). Stockholm: Försvarets forum (5): 9. 2015. LIBRIS 4109339. Retrieved 15 April 2016.

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