Naval Ensign of Sweden (1844-1905).svg Sweden
Name: Najaden
Launched: 11 February 1897
Decommissioned: 1938
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Sail plan: Full rigged ship
HSwMS Najaden

HSwMS Najaden is a Swedish Navy training ship launched in 1897, previously preserved as a museum ship in Halmstad and moored on the river Nissan by Halmstad Castle, since July 2014 in Fredrikstad, Norway.

The three-masted, wooden hulled sailing ship was constructed at the Royal Naval Shipyard in Karlskrona in 1897 and served in the Swedish Navy as a sail training ship until 1938.[1]

In 1946 she was taken over by the city of Halmstad and completely restored. She now serves as a museum ship and is in the care of the Association of the Friends of Najaden (Föreningen Najadens Vänner).[2]

Najaden passed into Norwegian ownership Friday, July 4, 2014. A brief ceremony led by city council's chairman, Conservative Ann-Charlotte Westlund was held in front of Najaden in central Halmstad.[3] At that time about 200 protesters demonstrated against the sale of the ship to Norway.

On Saturday, July 5, 2014, Najaden was towed from Halmstad to its new home port in Fredrikstad, Norway.[4] The sail training ship af Chapman was a contemporary of Najaden in Swedish Navy service.

See also


  1. ^ Schäuffelen, Otmar (2005). Chapman Great Sailing Ships of the World. (pp 321-322). Hearst. ISBN 978-1-58816-384-4
  2. ^ Föreningen Najadens Vänner
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External links

  • Föreningen Najadens Vänner
  • SVT 1936 archive film of school ships Najaden and af Chapman