The Swedish Navy’s main naval base is situated at Karlskrona but base activities are carried out at a total of ten locations. The overall purpose of the Naval base is to act as home to, and support, the various naval units with services such as technical facilities and maritime transport.
The Naval Base is responsible for monitoring all Sweden’s territorial waters, the basic training of almost 1,200 national service personnel annually and the training of specialist divers for the whole of the Swedish Armed Forces. The Naval Base is also responsible for the Home Guard’s national protection forces in the counties of Kronoberg, Kalmar and Blekinge.
With its central position in the Baltic Sea region and its favourable ice conditions, the naval base at Karlskrona has played a significant part in the defence of Sweden ever since the city of Karlskrona was founded by King Karl XI in the year 1680.