Submarine RSS Swordsman from Sweden returns to Singapore

The Republic of Singapore Navy’s second Archer-class submarine, RSS Swordsman, arrived at Changi Naval Base from Sweden on Dec 31.


RSS Swordsman at Changi Naval Base. PHOTO: MINDEF

Chief of Navy, Rear-Admiral Ng Chee Peng, and other senior naval officers were present at the naval base to witness its return.

Launched in Karlskrona, Sweden, on Oct 20 in 2010, RSS Swordsman is one of two ex-Royal Swedish Navy Västergötland-class submarines that Singapore acquired in 2005.

Similar to RSS Archer, the RSN’s first Archer-class submarine, RSS Swordsman has been comprehensively upgraded, refurbished and tropicalised to ensure its suitability for operations in local conditions.

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