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bundeswehr_megan "🇸🇪 Visby-class destroyer" •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #sweden #swedish #swedishnavy #swedishhistory #ww2 #coldwar #history #destroyer #gothenburg #gotland #stockholm #postwar #visby #amateurhistorian #1940s •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The 🇸🇪 Visby class was a Swedish World War II destroyer class. During the years 1942–1944 four ships, Visby, Sundsvall, Hälsingborg and Kalmar, were built and delivered to the Swedish navy. The ships were a part of Sweden's military buildup during the war. Under this period the ships were used as neutral guards and escort ships. In 1965 the ships were modified and rebuilt as frigates. Two of the ships were decommissioned in 1978 and the last two followed in 1982. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• From 1957 to 1959, Hälsingborg and Kalmar were modified, removing the aft set of torpedo tubes and replacing the forward triple mount with a quintuple set of tubes. From 1964, Visby and Sundvall underwent a much more expensive reconstruction, being completely rearmed. As recommissioned on 14 October 1966, the two destroyers were armed with two Bofors 57 mm (2.2 in) anti-aircraft guns, one forward and one aft, with a quadruple 375 mm (14.8 in) Bofors anti-submarine rocket launcher replacing the torpedo tubes. The ships' bridges were enlarged and a platform for a helicopter fitted. The ships' radar fit was also updated.

All four ships were redesignated as frigates on 1 January 1965. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• In the 1970s the Swedish government decided that the navy would give up its blue-water navy capacity and become a more coast-based navy. All frigates and destroyers were decommissioned. The first two Visby-class frigates left the navy in 1978 and in 1982 the remaining two followed. HSwMS Visby and HSwMS Sundsvall were used as target ships before being sold to Spain for scrapping.
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