Swedish Warship docks in Tenerife for a quick stopover

Swedish Warship docks in Tenerife for a quick stopover

A Swedish Navy training ship, the HMS Gladan, has made an unofficial stop in Tenerife, docking at the port of Santa Cruz after making several stops in Canarian ports since November.

This impressive vessel was built in the 1940s alongside its twin, the HMS Falken, and boasts a length of 40 metres, a beam of 7.20 metres, and a draft of 4.20 metres.

It is moored at the Los Llanos Dock and has 47 crew members and officers on board, and will only be on the island until tomorrow, Thursday, February 15th, when it will set sail for the port of San Sebastián de la Gomera, where it will also stay for two days.

After it visits La Gomera, it will head to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and finally to Portugal, returning to its military base in Sweden after its voyage.

Since 2006, this training sailboat has been visiting the islands due to their enviable climate, spending several months in their ports conducting docking and undocking exercises for cadets, as well as open-sea exercises during its journey.

During this time, the crew engages in visits and excursions around the islands to enjoy their culture and gastronomy.