HSwMS HELSINGBORG K 32 is a Swedish Navy Visby Class Corvette, in fact she’s Stealth. Ordered in 1995 she’s the second ship of the class built by Kockums AB at Malmo in Sweden owned by the Swedish defence company Saab Group.
Commissioned 16th December, 2009 she has been in active service with 4th Naval Warfare Flotilla.
The VISBY Class is the latest class of corvette to be adopted by the Swedish Navy after the GOTEBORG and STOCKHOLM class corvettes. The ship’s design heavily emphasizes low visibility, radar cross section and infrared signature. The first ship in the class is named after Visby, the main city on the island of Gotland. The class has received widespread international attention because of its capabilities as a stealth ship. Originally a class of 6 units from K 31 – K 36, K 36 UDDEVALLA was cancelled.
She was delivered on 24th April 2006, when she started her extensive operational sea trials, during which she has returned to the yard several times. On 12th August 2006 she left Sweden for the Mediterranean to do long tests. She returned back to Karlskrona, Sweden on 11th September,2006 .
All images are at Valletta, Malta back to August 2006.
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