Delivery of Visby
Visby, the lead ship of a new class of corvettes, has finally been handed over to the Swedish Defence Force; these are the stealthiest and most flexible warships yet designed. The final delivery of the ship by FMV, the Swedish Armed Forces Materiel Administration, to the Armed Forces is entering its final stages.
“There remain several trials and exams before we can start using HMS Visby fully but right now it feels good that the ship is finally delivered to the armed forces,” said Anna-Karin Broth, commander of 41.korvettdivisionen, the 41st Corvette Division. This unit, one of four divisions of the Fourth Naval Warfare Flotilla, will operate the Visby-class corvettes.
Two Visby-class corvettes are planned to be included in the Fourth Naval Warfare Flotilla. We are currently training crews for the next ship that is very high-tech. Its 43-strong crew of officers and ratings must have solid training to handle the ship and its systems, said Anna-Karin.
The ceremony begins on HMS Visby’s helipad, and the fine weather continues. All participants have been working for the same goal, to get the corvette Visby ready to start projecting power. “The vessel has repeatedly demonstrated outstanding results. I look forward to soon begin using its capabilities as intended,” said Anna-Karin.