Halland-class destroyer

The Halland class destroyers were two ships built for the Swedish Navy in the 1950s. Four ships were planned, but the second pair were canceled. Two modified ships were exported to the Colombian Navy. These vessels were general purpose surface combatants.

Halland-class destroyer
Class Ship
Type Destroyer
Manufacturer Götaverken
Production Period 1955 - 1956
Origin Sweden
Country Name Origin Year
Colombia 1958
Sweden 1950
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Colombia 1958 1986 View
Sweden 1955 1982 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Götaverken 1955 1956 2 View
Eriksbergs Mekaniska Verkstad 1956 1957 2 View

These were general purpose ships with strong anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare armament. They were re-fitted in the 1960s and re-armed with Saab/Nord Aviation Robot 08 anti-shipping missiles (a missile derivative of the Nord Aviation CT20 drone). The Colombian ships had a more anti-surface focused armament.

Ships in Class

Swedish Navy

  • HSwMS Halland (J18), built by Götaverken, Gothenburg. Commissioned 1955. Decommissioned 1982, scrapped 1985.
  • HSwMS Småland (J19), built by Eriksberg, Gothenburg. Commissioned 1956. Decommissioned 1979, now a museum ship in Gothenburg.
  • HSwMS Lappland, cancelled 1958.
  • HSwMS Värmland, cancelled 1958

Colombian Navy

  • 7 de Agosto (D-06) (ex-Trece de Junio) (D 06), built by Götaverken, Gothenburg. Commissioned 1958. Decommissioned 1986, scrapped.
  • 20 de Julio (D-05), built by Eriksberg, Gothenburg. Commissioned 1958. Decommissioned 1986, scrapped.

Class overview
Preceded by: Öland class
Succeeded by: Östergötland class
In commission: Sweden: 1955–1982

Colombia: 1958–1986
Planned: 6
Completed: 4
Cancelled: 2
Preserved: 1

General characteristics (Sweden)
Displacement: 2,630 tons standard

3,400 tons full load
Length: 121 m (397 ft 0 in)
Beam: 12.6 m (41 ft 4 in)
Draft: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared turbines, 2 boilers, 58,000 hp (43,300 kW)
Speed: 35 kn (65 km/h)
Range: 3,000 nmi (6,000 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)

445 nmi (824 km) at 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 290
Armament: 4 × Bofors 120 mm guns (2 × 2)

2 × 57 mm (2.2 in) guns (1 × 2)

6 × Bofors 40 mm AA guns (6 × 1)

8 × 533 mm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes (1 × 5 and 1 × 3) for Wire-guided Torped 61

1 or 2 launch rails for Robot 08 anti-ship missiles

2 × quad Bofors 375mm anti-submarine rockets


General characteristics (Colombia)
Displacement: 2,650 tons standard

3,300 tons full load
Length: 121 m (397 ft 0 in)
Beam: 12.4 m (40 ft 8 in)
Draft: 4.7 m (15 ft 5 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared turbines, 2 boilers, 55,000 hp (41,000 kW)
Speed: 32 kn (59 km/h)
Range: 3,000 nmi (6,000 km) at 20 knots (37 km/h)

445 nmi (824 km) at 35 knots (65 km/h)
Complement: 248
Armament: 6 × Bofors 120 mm guns (3 × 2)

4 × Bofors 40 mm AA guns (4 × 1)

4 × 533 mm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes (1 × 4)

1 × quad Bofors anti-submarine mortars

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