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The Göteborg class is a class of corvettes in the Swedish Navy, built between 1986 and 1993. The class was originally designed to destroy Soviet submarines and surface vessels, and is armed with eight RBS-15 anti-ship missiles, torpedoes, one 57 mm cannon and one 40 mm cannon.
HSwMS Gävle (K22) in Visby harbour in 2006.
|Preceded by:||Stockholm class|
|Succeeded by:||Visby class|
|In commission:||13 April 1989|
|Length:||57 m (187 ft 0 in)|
|Beam:||8 m (26 ft 3 in)|
|Draft:||2 m (6 ft 7 in)|
|Speed:||30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)|
|Range:||3,704 km (2,000 nmi; 2,302 mi)|
|Sensors and |
|Electronic warfare |
|Rheinmetall TKWA/MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System)|
Six corvettes were planned, but following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the final two were cancelled. Two Göteborg-class corvettes remain in service today, and are active in international military and humanitarian operations. Both vessels, HSwMS Gävle and HSwMS Sundsvall, took part in a United Nations operation off the coast of Lebanon in 2006 and 2007, following the 2006 Lebanon War.
HSwMS Sundsvall and HSwMS Gävle will receive modification in 2019-2020. After the modification the corvettes will be named Gävle class.
The Gävle class will itself be replaced by a new class of corvetts starting from 2026.
|Bow number||Ship name||Laid down||Launched||Commissioned||Service||Status|
|K21||HSwMS Göteborg||10 February 1986||13 April 1989||15 February 1990||4th Naval Warfare Flotilla||Decommissioned/mothballed|
|K22||HSwMS Gävle||12 January 1987||23 March 1990||17 September 1990||4th Naval Warfare Flotilla||Active|
|K23||HSwMS Kalmar||21 September 1988||1 November 1990||1 September 1991||4th Naval Warfare Flotilla||Decommissioned/mothballed|
|K24||HSwMS Sundsvall||March 1989||29 November 1991||7 June 1993||4th Naval Warfare Flotilla||Active|