World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Karlskrona naval base

Article Id: WHEBN0027781569
Reproduction Date:

Title: Karlskrona naval base  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Swedish Navy, Karlskrona, November 1981, Karlskrona Admiralty Church, Ropewalk, Näcken-class submarine
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Karlskrona naval base

Karlskrona naval base is the largest naval base of the Swedish Navy.[1] Located in Blekinge in southern Sweden, the base has close ties with the city of Karlskrona. It has an exceptionally well-sheltered location: arcs of islands provide a strong defense not only from the sea but also from land attacks. Two of Sweden's three naval warfare flotillas are based there. It contains the Marinmuseum and the Ropewalk (Repslagarbanan), the longest wooden building in the country.[2]

History

After Sweden and Denmark ceased hostilities after the Scanian War (1675–1679), King Charles XI of Sweden made a reconnaissance trip in the eastern part of the Blekinge archipelago. The king decreed the construction of a city named "Carlscroona" on the island of Trossön.[3] The major reason for its establishment was to provide the Swedish Navy with a permanent base closer to Denmark, which throughout the 17'th century had been the foremost enemy of Sweden. In addition, a shipyard was needed for both construction and repair of ships, as well as for supply depots and barracks. The new base had the added advantage of being free of ice in winter, unlike the base in Stockholm which had until then been the principal base of the navy. A plan for the base was laid forth by quartermaster general Erik Dahlbergh in 1683, and construction was started two years later. The new city of Karlskrona received its city privileges in 1680.

An international incident occurred on October 27, 1981, when the Soviet submarine S-363 ran aground approximately 10 km from Karlskrona, in an event sometimes called "Whiskey on the rocks".[4]

Ships

The base contains ships and vessels from the Swedish 1st Submarine Flotilla and the 3rd Naval Warfare Flotilla.


  • Södermanland class submarine, 2 ships
  • Gotland class submarine, 3 ships
  • Stockholm class corvette, 2 ships
  • Visby class corvette, 2 ships
  • Tapper class patrol boats, 3 ships
  • Koster class minesweeper, 2 ships
  • Styrsö class minesweeper, 1 ship
  • Support ship HMS Trossö (A264)
  • Work ship HMS Fårösund

See also

  • Vega expedition

References

External links

  • Om marinbasen (in Swedish)

Coordinates: 56°09′10″N 15°35′24″E / 56.15278°N 15.59000°E / 56.15278; 15.59000

sv:Karlskrona örlogsbas
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.