HSwMS Spica (T121)

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T121 Spica.jpeg
HSwMS Spica at sea.
History
 Sweden
Name: HSwMS Spica
Builder: Götaverken AB
Launched: 24 June 1966
Decommissioned: 1989
Identification: T121
General characteristics
Class and type: Spica-class fast attack craft (FAC)
Displacement: 210 tons
Length: 42.5 m (139 ft)
Beam: 7.1 m (23 ft)
Draught: 2.6 m (8 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: Three Bristol Proteus 4,250 HP gas-turbines driving 3 hydraulically controllable pitch screws
Speed: 40 knots+
Complement: 30
Armament: Bofors 57 mm gun, 6× 533 mm (21.0 in) wire-guided torpedoes, 2× 7.62×51mm NATO machine guns, Flare and chaff rockets, naval mines and/or depth charges

HSwMS Spica (T121) is a former Swedish Navy torpedo-armed fast attack craft (FAC), now a museum ship at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

The vessel was one of three constructed in the 1960s by Götaverken AB on Hisingen, the other two being HSwMS Sirius (T122) and HSwMS Capella (T123). Three similar vessels were built by Karlskronavarvet.

The vessel was taken out of service in 1989 and made into a museum ship at the Naval Museum in her former home port of Karlskrona until 2002.

HSwMS Spica moored outside of the Vasa Museum in July 2005. The tall funnel belongs to SS Sankt Erik, moored on the other side of the jetty.

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